In Star Wars mythology, there's an ancient Jedi prophecy that states that a mysterious figure will one day destroy the Sith and bring balance to the Force. It was an idea introduced in the prequels and several characters believed that Anakin Skywalker was this foretold Chosen One. As far as George Lucas was concerned, Anakin was indeed the Chosen One... but Lucas isn't in charge anymore. The new powers of Star Wars are reopening the Chosen One case, as Mark Hamill essentially admitted in an interview, which means there is a new host of options for who could be the figure of legend in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

In the interview, Mark Hamill stated that Luke made a "huge mistake in thinking that his nephew was the Chosen One." The last fans heard, the Chosen One was already a done deal; Darth Vader technically destroyed the Sith by chucking Palpatine over a ledge. But I guess he didn't do a good enough job because the dark side lives on in Kylo Ren, Anakin's grandson. So, if the Chosen One hasn't really been revealed, then who is it? The concept seems to play a role in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, though, we don't quite know yet to what extent. But if Luke Skywalker is still hunting for a Chosen One, then he might want to take a look at some of these characters for the job.

Luke Skywalker

Let's get one of the most obvious ones out of the way first. Luke Skywalker and his father are the two characters that most fans agree could have been the Chosen One. While Anakin may have been the one who took action, it was Luke who reached out and found the goodness still trapped within him. Even though Luke is also kind of responsible for the galaxy being in peril again from a big militaristic fascist government (like father like son), there's no reason to really think that Luke isn't still the Chosen One. He can still make up for his failures in training his nephew, Ben Solo (Adam Driver), and contribute to bringing balance to the Force... which raises a good question: what does balance mean? Last I checked, wiping out one-half of a scale doesn't make it even. A huge point of The Last Jedi is that Luke is, well, the last Jedi. If Luke wants the Jedi to end, then maybe true balance means that neither the Sith nor the Jedi should exist.

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