Let’s put this “Luke Skywalker is Kylo Ren” or a bad guy thing to rest (New Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer)

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I know I’m not the only one who was freaking out about the lack of Mark Hamill’s face in the Star Wars:  The Force Awakens marketing, but it’s time to relax.  Luke Skywalker is NOT Kylo Ren, the cross-guard lightsaber wielding masked villain of this new flick.  He’s not.  Here’s several reasons why. 

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First, use your eyes and look at the pictures above, watch Kylo Ren move in the trailer – that’s not a 64-year-old man.

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Again, let’s use our eyes:  here’s a guy with a bionic right hand in a brown hood with a white shirt patting R2D2 lovingly on the head.  That’s Luke Skywalker.  I figured this out back in April and forgot.  I’m a dummy.  They’re just saving that moment when Luke Skywalker is revealed for the movie.

Finally, that’s actor Adam Driver behind the mask, who plays Kylo Ren.  This is not open for dispute.

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Also, here’s a moment from the new trailer where our heroes are getting saved by someone off camera.  This seems like a place where Luke Skywalker (or Leia) could make an entrance into the movie.

Anyway, there’s only 50ish days to go, so we’ll all find out soon enough.

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