Star Wars Just Debunked Luke Skywalker's Jedi Temple Theory

By Richard Nebens Updated:
Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker

"Chapter 6" of Lucasfilm's The Book of Boba Fett took some big swings for the extended universe in Star Wars' galaxy far, far away. Not only did it set up an impending all-out war between Lord Fett's team on Tatooine and the Pyke Syndicate, but it included various familiar fan-favorites from over 40 years of storytelling. Leading that effort was arguably the most famous Jedi of them all: Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker.

Brought to life by actor Graham Hamilton and 21st-century technologyReturn of the Jedi-era Luke made his second Disney+ appearance after first shocking the fandom in "Chapter 16" of The Mandalorian in 2020. Imparting his Jedi wisdom on Grogu in "Chapter 6" of The Book of Boba Fett, fans got a chance to catch up with Star Wars' OG hero once again in the streaming landscape.

Jedi Temple, Boba Fett
The Book of Boba Fett

While most of "Chapter 6" focused on Luke's training with Grogu, the episode also provided imagery of a new Jedi Temple being built from the ground up. Some theorized that this temple is the same one seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, although others had ideas leading to this Temple being a completely different structure.

Star Wars: Last Jedi
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Now, in the days following the release "From the Desert Comes a Stranger" and Luke Skywalker's return, the answer to that question is officially here.

Star Wars Debunks Luke's Jedi Temple Theory

Star Wars officially confirmed the location and status of Luke Skywalker's Jedi Temple seen in "Chapter 6" of The Book of Boba Fett on Disney+.

Star Wars, Luke Skywalker
Star Wars

Looking back at the Luke-centric episode, the website made it clear that the Jedi Temple being built in "Chapter 6" is the same one seen in 2017's Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. The description reveals that this chapter of the Disney+ series goes back in time to see the school's inception and that it was "mostly rubble and flame" in the second sequel trilogy film: 

"We’ve glimpsed Luke’s storied temple in comic books and on film, although to be fair it was mostly rubble and flame in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Now, we turn back the clock to see the new Jedi school at its inception, with ant droids working hard to place every stone on the first humble hut."

Star Wars Stays Consistent with Luke's Temple

When Mark Hamill made his long-awaited return as Luke Skywalker at the end of The Force Awakens and throughout The Last Jedi, he was staying at the original Jedi Temple on an otherwise deserted island on Ahch-To following the destruction of his own Academy. As The Book of Boba Fett revisited his early days of being a true Jedi Master, questions immediately began forming about whether the two schools seen were one and the same.

This information coming straight from the source makes it undeniable that the structure seen in The Book of Boba Fett is the very same one that debuted in flashbacks during the Sequel Trilogy.

Since "Chapter 6" debuted, ideas have circulated through fan discussions about the Temples being different after looking at their surroundings and the stories in which they're featured. This mostly looks at the fact that they may have been on different worlds, even though the surrounding landscape looked similar in both locations.

In providing more information about "Chapter 6" as a whole, the fine folks at Lucasfilm and Disney made it clear that the story is as interconnected as ever between the movies and the Disney+ shows.

As The Book of Boba Fett nears its explosive end, the question now is how much the new Temple will actually come into play as the next battle on Tatooine gets underway. It's unknown whether it sets up The Mandalorian Season 3 or simply helps connect the movies and shows, but for now, fans at least have this new fun fact to tie together more than four decades of Star Wars history.

"Chapter 7" of The Book of Boba Fett will debut on Disney+ on Wednesday, February 9.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.