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JJ Abrams Addresses Luke Skywalker Absence In 'Force Awakens' Trailers

Director JJ Abrams is finally dropping a few more hints about Luke Skywalker absence in the trailers and marketing for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.

Abrams has previously said he "can't wait" for fans to find out why the character is missing.

"No one forgot about him!," Abrams jokingly tells EW. "We were hoping people would care, but there are a lot of things that are not on the poster, as busy as the poster is. Certainly Luke is a very important aspect of the story."

"Who is Luke Skywalker? Like, who?" Abrams says.

"He's been taught about Luke Skywalker, he knows about his history," says John Boyega, who plays someone who grew up as a stormtrooper for The First Order. "For him it's like joining the army and then learning about one of the great enemies of your country."

"It has that effect on him. But in terms of the Force, and the magical stuff that happens, that is the point where Finn kind of questions what is what. What is the Force, what part does Luke Skywalker play in all of this?"

His character will in fact end up with Luke's lightsaber that was lost down an air shaft during an early battle with Darth Vader. That object holds "the key" to a lot of the mystery.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has a release date of December 18 and all indications are it will answer the question of where Luke Skywalker is.

November 17, 2015 |

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