choices made for Luke Skywalker in his The Last Jedi, a definitive clarification arrives on the fate of the character from the Visual Dictionary dedicated to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
As you know, at the end of Episode VIII Luke abandons himself to the Force after having projected himself from the other side of the galaxy, on the planet Craig, and thus saved the surviving rebels from the decisive attack launched by the First Order of Kylo Ren. Apparently, according to new information that emerged with the release of the final chapter of the saga, to do this the Jedi has exploited a technique of the Fallanassi, the religious order already appeared in the Expanded Universe of Star Wars.
“In truth, Luke’s presence exists only in the Force, a projection born from the Fallanassi technique handed down by ancient masters in sacred texts such as Similfuturus” reads in the deepening of The Rise of Skywalker. “This discipline requires extreme concentration, since essentially Luke pours his living Force into the comic Force that surrounds the universe, thus filling even unthinkable distances. The transition is so complete that it drains all Luke’s energies, which finds serenity in his last moments of death becoming one with the afterlife. “
As anticipated by Mark Hamill himself, JJ Abrams’ film currently in theaters has seen Luke’s last appearance in the form of a Ghost of Force. To find out more, please refer to our review of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.