Thanks to a context-free publicity photo of Mark Hamill holding a lightsaber and standing next to Mickey Mouse (in his Jedi gear) that honestly has us a little confused, we now know that Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars: Episode VII"... will have a beard. So there's that.
As Entertainment Weekly dutifully points out, Luke Skywalker's old(ish) man beardedness follows in the footsteps of Alec Guinness' Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original film, plus Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn in "The Phantom Menace" (isn't it easy to forget that Liam Neeson was in a "Star Wars" movie? He's got a particular set of Jedi skills). Presumably, this means Luke will be a mentor of some kind to a new batch of Jedis (possibly played by cast members Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, and Adam Driver). That's not too much of a stretch.
"Star Wars: Episode VII," which will undoubtedly feature a whole host of old people wearing interesting facial hair, opens on December 18th, 2015.
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