Warning: Spoiler alert! If by some chance you are yet to see STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI then climb aboard your Fathier and gallop outta here as fast as you can!
Still here? Good. In many ways STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI was Rian Johnson and his team of writers’ way of moving the saga along in cool, if somewhat unexpected, new ways while including hints to the original trilogy at the same time.
One moment that ties the saga together nicely is when Luke Skywalker takes Han Solo’s dice from the cockpit of the Millenium Falcon in THE LAST JEDI. If you look closely you can see the dice in the picture above and although they play a small part in the original trilogy (and indeed THE FORCE AWAKENS briefly) their origins and emotional impact in THE LAST JEDI are very significant.
The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary explains the dice were “used in the ‘Corellian Spike’ game of sabacc in which he won the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian.” This, of course, was confirmed when Solo and Calrissian discussed the Falcon’s ownership in the original trilogy but what THE LAST JEDI does with them is clever. Once Luke hands the dice to Leia it’s a chance for them to say goodbye to somebody they both loved dearly and when Kylo Ten goes to pick them up after his encouenter with the Force-projected Luke it’s a reminder of his betrayal towards his father.
Can you think of anymore neat links to the original or prequel trilogy in THE LAST JEDI? If so strike back below! MTFBWY…Always.