Star Wars: Boba Fett's War Can Fix Luke Skywalker's Biggest Mistake
WARNING: The following contains spoilers from Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett, “Chapter 6: From the Desert Comes a Stranger,” streaming now on Disney+.
When Luke Skywalker returned to the Star Wars universe in The Mandalorian, fans were glad to see him as a hero in the wake of Return of the Jedi. The sequel trilogy mostly depicted as a bitter old hermit on Ahch-To. Luckily, younger Luke cut a badass figure, chopping down remnants of the Empire and helping Din Djarin out. The Book of Boba Fett has only shown what happened afterwards, with Luke taking Grogu and training him as a Jedi.
However, while it seemed like Luke would remain on the mysterious forest planet, the show's upcoming civil war on Tatooine could help fix his most obvious mistake. The error the sequel films made was not showing Luke as someone healing the galaxy, instead hiding out selfishly to fix his broken Order. Should Luke venture to the place he called home -- where he has friends like Camie and Laze -- he can restore peace and be a hero once more.
It's obvious Tatooine has been left in a mess, which is why Boba's trying to clean it up. Guys like Cobb Vanth also want the same, but it's tough with various gangs running loose, the economy damaged and corrupt politicians selling the place out to the likes of the Pyke Syndicate. Boba needs muscle to keep the planet from being exploited after the Empire, which is where Luke could step in.
He gave Grogu an ultimatum to choose Yoda's lightsaber and a Jedi career, or follow Din by accepting the beskar armor the bounty hunter left for him. There's a strong chance Grogu will want to be with Din as the family attachment between both is too strong. Luke bringing the kid back to Din will allow him to see the disarray and join Boba's crusade. He doesn't even have to officially join forces with anybody -- they can come in lightsabers swinging, like Luke did on Moff Gideon's ship.
Fans would get to see Luke and Grogu using their powers, while Luke could cut loose with abilities viewers haven't seen on the big screen. More importantly, Luke would witness the loving bond between Grogu and Din, convincing him that Grogu returning to Din is the right choice. This, as well as observing Boba seeking a second chance, could in turn remind Luke to have hope again and that allies can walk back from the darkness.
Luke's been friends with scoundrels and smugglers, so this new subverted movement of anti-heroes fighting to save his old home would aid his own journey. His teachers often told him that a Jedi never stops learning, so this learning experience would build more of Luke's identity. It would enhance the path of self-discovery he's longed to perfect while also creating a legend that ties into when Rey ended up there and took his last name. And in the far bigger picture, Luke helping lead the charge on Tatooine can shape his perspective when he offers advice to Leia, Han and the others regarding diversity in the future Resistance.
To see if Luke returns to save Tatooine, watch The Book of Boba Fett’s Season 1 finale, which will stream Feb. 9th on Disney+.