New Comic-Con Poster Shows Luke Skywalker Training Grogu

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A new, officially licensed, Star Wars poster shows Luke Skywalker training Grogu to build his own Lightsaber. The poster is available to buy on Shop Trends.

Designed by Russell Walks, its title is ‘Size Matters Not.’ The name refers both to Yoda’s iconic speech pattern and the role reversal for Luke and Grogu. Luke was trained by Yoda, who proved to him in Empire Strikes Back that size does not equate to strength. Now, Luke is training a younger being of Yoda’s species, passing on what his old master taught him.

Grogu is seen assembling the pieces of a Lightsaber hilt, whilst Luke uses the Force to levitate a yellow Kyber Crystal. Widely dubbed as ‘Baby Yoda,’ the young Jedi was first introduced in season one of The Mandalorian. Since then, he’s become a beloved Star Wars character.

Grogu builds his Lightsaber (source: Russell Walks

Foreshadowing?

The poster has been released ahead of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian – Making of the Season 2 Finale on Disney+. The final episode of the behind the scenes documentary will look in-depth at one of the most shocking reveals in Star Wars history. Luke Skywalker’s return in The Mandalorian season two finale was a very well-kept secret amongst the cast and crew.

Fans watched Mando part ways with Grogu in the finale so the young Jedi could go and be trained. It was an emotional scene, but one which left the door open for both Luke and Grogu to appear again. The Mandalorian season three is now in production and perhaps this poster gives some clues about what Grogu might be getting up to. There’s no confirmation if we’ll see him or Luke again, but perhaps they’ll appear in a separate project.

A yellow Kyber Crystal has been seen in Star Wars before. At the end of The Rise of Skywalker, Rey revealed the Lightsaber she had built and its yellow blade. It’s also known that Jedi Temple guards used to carry yellow Lightsabers. The significance of Grogu having a yellow blade could be revealed in the future series of The Mandalorian.

Grogu parts ways with Mando in the season 2 finale (source: Disney)

More Lucasfilms News

It’s been reported that this week Lucasfilms hired a deep-fake artist who improved Luke Skywalker’s appearance in The Mandalorian. This could be hinting at a future appearance from Jedi in another project, or in season three. When Mark Hamill was de-aged for the finale, some fans found the CGI noticeable. A body double was used, with Mark Hamill’s face superimposed.

Less than a week after the episode aired, the scene was improved upon by a YouTuber known as ‘Shamook.’ He’s a deep-fake artist and made Hamill’s appearance in the scene blend a lot more seamlessly. The artist confirmed his employment at Lucasfilm in a comment:

“As some of you may already know, I joined ILM/Lucasfilms a few months ago and haven’t had the time to work on any new YouTube content. Now I’ve settled into my job, uploads should start increasing again. They’ll still be slow, but hopefully not months apart. Enjoy!”

The original Luke Skywalker (left) compared to Shamook’s deep-fake (right) (source: YouTube)

The Mandalorian seasons one and two are available to stream now on Disney+

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