With the upcoming novelization of The Last Jedi, Fans are eager to get a sneak peek into the details of the novel. However, the very first line of the of the book has already grabbed the attention of many Star Wars fans. Leaked one weak before the book becomes available, a picture of the first page was posted online.
The opening line, “Luke Skywalker stood in the cooling sand of Tatooine, his wife by his side.”
This idea of Luke having a wife is quite the surprise as nothing in the recent films hint at a past marriage. What makes this more interesting is that the author of the book Jason Fry was working with the writer for the Last Jedi to create scenes for the various alternative versions of the film. This begs the question whether the details found within the book are canon to the movies as well.
With that said, the picture of little to nothing beyond the opening line. It is possible that the line is meant to be misleading to draw the readers in. Although it is not the first time in the series that hints at Luke’s love life.
While the it is no longer considered canon, the Expanded Universe of Star Wars did have Luke Skywalker marry a woman named Mara Jade. Originally a spy sent to kill him, she eventually betrayed the Empire and fell in love with Skywalker, even having a child with him.
We will have to wait for the book to come out before we can get our answers. The novel Star Wars: The Last is set to be publish on March 6th. For those waiting for the next entry in the film series, Episode IX is opening December 20th of next year as well as Solo: A Star Wars Story coming out May 25th of this year.
Source – Comicbook.com