Luke Skywalker could turn to the Dark Side in Star Wars 8

Ryan Leston
UK Movies Writer
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars 7 - Credit: Lucasfilm

Will Luke Skywalker turn to the Dark Side?

That’s the question on everyone’s lips following the rather phenomenal ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ teaser trailer. Teasing the ‘end’ of the Jedi, it looks as though Luke isn’t quite the Light Side devotee we once thought.

But will he really fall to the Dark Side?

Mark Hamill seems to think it’s entirely possible…

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During an interview with ABC News, the 65-year-old ‘Star Wars’ legend hinted that it’s entirely possible that we’ll see Luke fall to the Dark Side.

“It’s possible,” he said. “Anything’s possible.”

And it’s all down to that big reveal at the end of the trailer.

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars 8 – Credit: Lucasfilm

“There’s a difference between teaser and a trailer,” he explained. “A teaser is supposed to show you dynamic images that heighten your awareness and make you want to see the trailer, but avoid all story points if at all possible. [But] I think that’s the only story point that’s in the teaser, which is Luke saying it’s time for the Jedi to end… It was as shocking to me to read what Rian Johnson had written as I’m sure it will be for the audience”.

That’s right – Luke Skywalker himself proclaims that it’s time for the Jedi to end.

But what does that mean?

Although Mark Hamill admits that ‘anything is possible’ and we could see Luke fall to the Dark Side, I can’t help thinking it’s a lot more subtle than that. In fact, I wonder whether or not Luke has found another way entirely – embracing aspects of both sides of the Force.

Does this mean that Luke himself is the Last Jedi?

It could well be, if he decides to train Rey to utilise both sides of the Force, instead.

But for now, we’ll have to wait and see.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ will star Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher.

Rian Johnson both wrote and directed the movie.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ heads to cinemas on 15 December 2017.

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