If Luke is giving up the Jedi ways, will he start using different weapons?
Although Rey has returned his lightsaber to him, he has not been shown holding or using it in any footage or images so far.
Leaks earlier this year revealed that he would have a collection of mysterious ancient Force artifacts in Episode 8.
In among all the excitement of Force Friday II a new piece of Last Jedi merchandise actually revealed Luke’s amazing new lightning rod.
The latest reports from the set of Luke’s costume and props emphasize his increasing move away from being a Jedi master and warrior.
Luke’s hermit-like existence on Ahch-To means much of his other new gear is related to survival in the wilds.
The new Hot Toys Cosbaby Bobble Head Luke figure shows the character holding his new weapon. What is it and what exactly can it do?
Star Wars Youtube channel Mike Zeroh says: “That is indeed his shocking weapon which actually shoots out lightning. It does not have to touch the subject it can shoot out lightning from a distance. I am sure he is going to use this in the film.
“Of course this is nothing close to a lightsaber. Perhaps he will use it while training Rey or during the battle with the sea monster.
“Luke Skywalker also has an orange backpack which is full of ancient artifacts and this zapping weapon is one of them.”
MakingStarWars.Net describes the new “lightning rod” as: “A cattle prod-like weapon for zapping any creatures that get in his way.”
MakingStarWars.Net editor Jason Ward describes another item as an “important” mystical compass.
He wrote: “Probably the most beautiful piece of craftsmanship I can think of for a Star Wars film. It has a very old look to it but the inside is almost steampunk or like something mystical from Naboo.
“Before I ever saw it, I heard it was important”.