Luke Skywalker ditched his trusty X-Wing in “The Empire Strikes Back.” He sunk it in a shallow inlet of seawater on the planet of Ahch-To, vowing never to fight again. The sunken X-Wing shows up once more in “The Rise of Skywalker.” Rey discovers it having traveled to Achc-To to track down Skywalker.
Another flashback happens when Luke raises the X-Wing out of the sea for Rey to use. It reminds us of the time Luke, in a scene with Yoda, was unable to levitate the craft in “The Empire Strikes Back.”
The Spice Trade Links Two of Our Favorite Star Wars Characters
Han Solo notoriously joined the good guys in the first trilogy after leaving his smuggling days behind. It was not a reputable occupation, actually illegal, but his acumen as a spice runner was renowned.
At one point, he boasts of his speed and efficiency as a smuggler to Skywalker. Much later, it comes out in “The Rise of Skywalker” that Poe Dameron is a former spice runner too.
The Return of Palpatine’s Line
In “Revenge of the Sith,” Palpatine tells Anakin Skywalker, “The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.” He is referring to a powerful Sith on the dark side who could stave off death on anyone except himself.
Palpatine essentially dangles the coveted dark power in front of Anakin who is very attentive and eventually chooses to be an apprentice to the dark side. The line comes back to haunt us when Palpatine repeats those words exactly to Kylo Ren, Anakin’s grandson, in “The Rise of Skywalker.”
Justin Theroux Makes a Peek Performance in “The Last Jedi”
His character is a hacker who appears at the Canto Bight casino for just seconds. He has slicked-back hair and is wearing a white tux.
Initially, early in the making of “The Last Jedi,” his character known as Master Codebreaker was supposed to have more screen time, but Theroux agreed to do the cameo and was happy with what he got. He said it was a childhood dream come true.
A Strip of White Duct Tape Is Spotted on a Stormtrooper’s Armor
“Star Wars” was put together on a relatively low budget, at least compared with the sequels and prequels. Cost-saving measures are often cited in “A New Hope.”
A piece of duct tape used for holding together the armor of a stormtrooper is caught in this freeze-frame moment when Leia is captured.