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.
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 10, 2017
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.
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.
— IMAX (@IMAX) October 10, 2017
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.
NEWS FLASH for all you "Villains Looming at the Back of Posters" theorists: Luke was ALWAYS the villain! (from a certain point of view) pic.twitter.com/4FzxDbFd4V
— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) October 17, 2017
‘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.