The Last Jedi debuts in theaters later today, but we still need a bit of a distraction while we wait for these final few hours. So let’s talk about Luke Skywalker’s appearance in Star Wars Battlefront II, shall we?
See that thing Luke’s holding in his hand? He calls it a “compass,” and that’s Del Meeko of Inferno Squad to whom he’s talking. Del was sent to destroy the place where Luke found the compass – it’s another one of the Emperor’s observatories, this time on a planet called Pillio. For one unknown reason or another, Luke was drawn to this place to find and collect that compass. Thankfully, because he’d save Del’s life a bit earlier in this level, Del allows Luke to keep the one trinket. (Not that Del could have stopped Luke from taking it!)
I’ll tell you more about the encounter in today’s podcast. And coming soon, the podcast will go dual track – numbered episodes will continue to cover Battlefront II over the weekend, while bonus episodes will dig into The Last Jedi. Starting Monday, numbered episodes will be all about The Last Jedi, in full discussion (spoilers allowed).