The long anticipated Skywalker reunion will finally happen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. With Episode VIII, director Rian Johnson promises to take fans on a very different adventure from previous films in the series, continuing the story of The Force Awakens and exploring the sagaís legacy.

At the center of this is Luke Skywalker. Having spent the best part of 30 years away from our screens (and only a short appearance at the end of Episode VII), The Last Jedi rightfully seems to be focusing on the continuing journey of Mark Hamillís skilled Jedi. Most of the promotional material has honed in on him training new protege Rey, but thereís also a big question of whether heíll reenter the fight proper and if that will see him reunite with sister Leia. Mark Hamill and the late Carrie Fisher were shown together in the Vanity Fair Star Wars set-visit, and now we have confirmation of a reunion.

At the Comic Con of Chile (reported by Star Wars News Net) Lucasfilm Story Group member Pablo Hidalgo talked about The Last Jedi and while he would reveal any specifics confirmed that the Skywalker twins would be back together in the film.

As Hidalgo was cagey and itís hard to tell from Vanity Fair images what sets the actors were shooting on, quite how this will play out is unclear. Some speculate that the pair could reunite at the Resistance Base on DíQar, although given the filmís story itís more likely to come later, with Leia winding up on Ahch-To or Luke on Crait.

One of the biggest complaints from J.J. Abramsí The Force Awakens in 2015 was the lack of original trilogy chemistry. We saw Han and Chewie continue their bromance, but it was clear that Kylo Ren had driven a wedge between Han and Leia. Also, saving Lukeís appearance for the finale meant he couldnít have a reunion before Soloís death, something Mark Hamill has spoken out about in the past. This moment would seem to address those concerns.

Whatever happens, the Skywalker reunion promises to be one of The Last Jediís most emotional scenes, and with Leia now confirmed to not be returning for Episode IX marks an end of a forty year on-screen relationship.