Obviously, everyone knows that three characters share a familial bond.
Vader (previously known as Anakin) is Luke’s father and Kylo’s grandfather. For once, this is a Star Wars fact we can be sure of.
All The Last Jedi leaks and reports heavily point towards a major showdown between Luke and his nephew on Ahch-To.
Kylo Ren is assumed to be there on Snoke’s orders, but many fans suspect that the conflicted Skywalker has his own agenda. New revelations seem to undermine the hope that he may still feel a pull towards his family and could start on a long and painful journey back to the Light Side of the Force.
Reports from the Star Wars sets in Pinewood and Ireland’s Skellig Island setting for Ahch-To describe a pendant Luke is wearing.
It holds a black crystal, which StarWarsNews.Net and other sites are now saying is a fragment of the Sith kyber crystal Darth Vader’s lightsaber.
The mere fact that Luke possesses a Sith artifact is worrying enough and further fuels ideas that he may actually have fallen to the Dark Side.
One powerful theory even suggests that Luke is Snoke’s secret master.
Star wars Youtube channel Mike Zeroh says: “The crystal glows on Luke’s neck when in the dark or dim lighting… The necklace appears to be beady and coloured black, with two large extensions in the back that combine together. The crystal is able to exit out of the object.
“On set over at Pinewood, it was picked up that this was Darth Vader’s kyber crystal fragment – not a full crystal itself.”
Most fans believe that Kylo Ren’s flawed lightsaber contains the kyber crystal from Darth Vader’s blade. If it had fractured after Vader’s fall and death, this would explain why it continues to cause Kylo problems.
It also means that he would want the missing piece very, very badly.
Most are hoping for a titanic Force battle showdown between Luke and Kylo Ren and this new information only means the stakes in the confrontation have been raised even higher.
Rather than start on the path to redemption, Kylo Ren may actually be seeking to complete his journey to the Dark Side by recreating Vader’s iconic Sith weapon.