New clue suggests Luke is the villain in Star Wars 8

Ryan Leston
UK Movies Writer

Has Luke turned to the Dark Side? The recently released official poster may hold the answer.

After ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ got its second official trailer, fans have been speculating that Luke Skywalker may not be the Jedi he once was and he may have turned to the Dark Side. But is there any merit in the theory?

Fans have been theorising about Skywalker’s allegiances, and the most compelling argument comes when you examine the poster.


The theory goes that in every ‘Star Wars’ poster in the past, the villain of the film looms largest at the top/back of the image. A quick glance at the new poster for the ‘The Last Ledi’ shows Luke in the prime villain position.

The image below, shared by Mark Hamill himself, demonstrates the theory quite vividly.

It’s a compelling theory (Twitter/@hamillhimself)

And then there’s the recent IMAX promo material.

A new IMAX standee seemingly splits the cast into Light and Dark Side characters… and the interesting part? Luke Skywalker features on both sides.

Obviously, it’s already caused quite a stir, with fans wondering whether this means we’ll see Luke Skywalker on both sides of the conflict. Most importantly, this could mean that Luke is going to fall to the Dark Side. But for now, we’ll have to wait and see.

Hamill responded to the theory on Twitter joking that Luke has always been the franchise’s main villain.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ will star Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher alongside Benicio Del Toro, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, Laura Dern and Andy Serkis.

Rian Johnson both wrote and directed the movie.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ heads to cinemas on 14 December 2017. Watch the latest trailer below.

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