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Three Last Jedi Unanswered Questions We Need Episode IX to Resolve (And One We Don’t)

Resolving The Last Jedi Unanswered Questions

3. How Did Maz Kanata Acquire Luke’s Lightsaber?

“A good question, for another time.” That’s what Maz told Han when he asked her where she got the Jedi weapon Han himself had used once before. I found it hard to believe that the question would go unanswered. Fans looked forward to some kind of reveal in The Last Jedi. Of course we never got it. J.J. Abrams has an opportunity now to explain this small-scale deus ex machina that just happened to place Luke’s lighsaber in Rey’s hands.

Last Jedi Unanswered Questions
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The blue-bladed Skywalker lightsaber is a weapon of legend and deserves to be more than a MacGuffin. If Rey is to repair it or salvage its kyber crystal, it would be nice to know how Maz acquired it in the first place.

By JJ Goodman

Lawyer by trade, writer by passion. Author of 'The Deep Space Chronicles' series available at, a rambling blog at, and musings on all things 'Star Wars' here at That Hashtag Show.