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Very cool details revealed – possibly – on Luke Skywalker’s outfit in Star Wars: Episode VIII

April 19th, 2016 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

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Star Wars: Episode VIII may be over eighteen months from happening, but we’re already being fed interesting tidbits about the production and the latest one is sure to bring a smile to the face of any Star Wars fan.

Making Star Wars (via Squareeyed) is reporting that they have been given glimpses of Rey and Luke Skywalker’s costumes for the upcoming film, written and directed by Rian Johnson. While costume descriptions may not be the most exciting teaser to get about a highly-anticipated movie, it’s one specific detail that has made this worth reporting.

Jason Ward, the site’s editor-in-chief and consistently reliable source for Star Wars news, writes the following about how Skywalker looks in the film:

Luke Skywalker wears a darker costume compared to what we saw in The Force Awakens. This costume is more evocative of his Return of the Jedi clothes in cut and color. His under-tunic reminds me of Count Dooku but his very dark grey cape drops over the top of his shoulders and chest like a shawl. This leaves his right arm free but half of his chest covered by the cape. It’s almost similar to the asymmetrical cut of Captain Phasma’s cape, but more like a shawl in the way it cover his chest.

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While that sounds simply awesome, the best part is yet to come. Ward writes:

“The cool part I kept for this write-up is that Luke’s black glove from Return of the Jedi is back on his hand. Luke Skywalker’s tunic is cut the same as Dooku’s but the “skirt” part of the tunic appears to be little closer to the knees than Dooku’s was. The shawl aspect of the cape hangs to the left so he can still fight with his right hand as it drapes to the left.”

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This is a really cool touch, perhaps inspired/ was the inspiration for John Boyega turning out to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere back in December, where he showed up in a stylish purple tuxedo with a black leather glove.

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Continuing on, MSW has also seen Rey’s costume, which they say is remarkably similar to the outfit she’s wearing at the end of The Force Awakens. However, there’s one rather large change: she’s wearing her hair down. In another nice touch, it’s noted that she’s still wearing the gun gave to her by Han Solo. Here’s what MSW said:

Rey’s costume is very much what we saw in The Force Awakens at the very end of the film. She has the grey capri-length pants with boots as well as the arm wraps. But her vest from the end of the film is gone and she’s only wearing the off-white-coloured tunic beneath, giving the costume a Luke Skywalker vibe. Her hair is also worn down now. She still wears the gun at her hip she received from Han Solo in The Force Awakens. I think that might be telling about where Rey is at in terms of her training and state.

What do you think about these little details? We’re already happy with the reports coming out for Star Wars: Episode VIII and we’re looking forward to hearing more from MSW, who clearly have some excellent sources close to the film’s production.

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