'Star Wars': When We Last Saw Them
They've defeated the Empire... now what? Here's where things stood with the cast as ''Return of the Jedi'' ended
Having dispensed some final grammatically baroque words of wisdom to Luke, the diminutive 900- year-old Jedi had the good fortune to die of old age, albeit in a swamp cave.
2. Chewie & the Droids
C-3PO and R2-D2 began Jedi as Jabba’s interpreter and drinks tray, respectively. After they and Chewbacca escaped Tatooine, the trio helped destroy the second Death Star; C-3PO was hailed as a god by the Ewoks along the way.
3. Obi-Wan Kenobi
The veteran Jedi was killed by Darth Vader in A New Hope. But Obi-Wan carried through on his promise that in death he would become “more powerful than you can possibly imagine” by still counseling Luke Skywalker from beyond the grave.
4. Darth Vader
The Sith lord saved the life of his son, Luke, by hurling the Emperor into the bowels of the second Death Star in Return of the Jedi. Fatally injured, Vader asked Luke to remove his helmet so he could look at his offspring at last with his own eyes.
5. Han Solo
The self-confessed scoundrel escaped becoming a thousand-year snack for the Sarlacc at the start of Jedi, and by the end of the film he was both a general in the Rebel army and Leia’s consort — the sly dog.
6. Princess Leia
Her highness helped destroy the second Death Star by deactivating its energy shield. Like nearly all of the original trilogy’s main characters — alive or dead — she was last seen celebrating with the Ewoks.
7. Luke Skywalker
Over the course of Jedi, Luke rescued Han, discovered Leia is his sister, and witnessed the death of his father. If anyone deserved a long rest (and lots of therapy), it’s this guy.