Star Wars: The Last Jedi is out in theaters and there are more and more spoilers coming out about the film accompanied by the discussions of what happened and why. We have also heard details about some deleted scenes which didn’t make it to the big screen and now the news comes out about a scene in particular which the fans would have loved.
The Reddit thread here is devoted to a particular work of concept art from the artwork book of The Last Jedi. It features Luke in his abode on Ahch-To, being troubled by the dark apparition of a Sith ghost.
The book had the following caption along with the artwork.
“We’ve seen dead Jedi come back as blue ghosts. Maybe Sith can come back. And maybe there’s some all powerful Sith that’s controlling whatever the dark side is. We did talk a lot about how the final battle frontier for Jedi might be in the spirit realm. So you have to have a bad-guy ghost.”
There are fans who would find this dark horror factor to be an entertaining part of The Last Jedi, but, others didn’t like it. This Reddit threat is full of comments from Star Wars fans, such as “I really don’t ever want to see this in canon,” and some even pointed out how this wouldn’t make any sense or logic.
It has been explained that technically speaking, Sith are disturbances in The Force, therefore, it wouldn’t be logical for The Force to give them “life” as Force ghosts, which is a special ability, exclusive to those who have managed to achieve immense tranquillity and peace in their Force understanding. The Sith have a habit of trying to snatch immortality for themselves because they are greedy and selfish, that makes their kind to be unworthy of the immortality being given on a platter. In fact, during a recent interview, writer/director Rian Johnson had stated the same thing:
“We haven’t seen them in the movies as far as I can remember. But that would be really interesting considering the dark side is about self-preservation, trying to find immortality, and the notion that the light side actually got to it through selflessness — what would the dark side version of that look like? There’s so much cool [stuff] to think about if you’re willing to open your head a little bit!”