Mark Hamill has been discussing whether or not Luke Skywalker would be leaning towards the Dark Side of the Force in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Ever since we saw the very first teaser for Star Wars: The Last Jedi people have been wondering whether Luke Skywalker has turned to the Dark Side of the Force. The main reason behind this is Luke’s line at the end of the first teaser, “It’s time for the Jedi to end.” This line is a pretty big deal when it comes to Star Wars, and the fact that it comes from Luke’s mouth is very exciting indeed. So this has spawned millions of articles begging the question, “Has Luke Skywalker turned to the Dark Side?” I’ve even been guilty of writing such an article, although I concluded that we wouldn’t see this happening in The Last Jedi, mainly because it would go against everything that Luke stands for.
That said, people are still asking Mark Hamill whether Luke will turn to the Dark Side in The Last Jedi or not. He was recently asked this very question during an interview with Disney Rewards and he gave a rather interesting answer. Here’s what the actor had to say:
“In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Luke has lost confidence in his ability to make good choices. It haunts him to the core. But he hasn’t gone to the dark side. This isn’t an evil version of him. But it’s still an incarnation of the character I never expected. It has pulled me out of my comfort zone. It’s a real challenge.”
I really like the idea of seeing what Hamill delivers in this movie. It sounds like director Rian Johnson really pushed him in this movie and we’ll be getting to see a very different Luke in The Last Jedi. Hamill’s demonstrated what a fantastic actor he is over the years, yet the Star Wars franchise never really did him justice. Hamill’s voice performances as The Joker and Skips in Regular Show have shown what an impressive range the actor has. Yet, his best performances have been as a voice actor. It’s about time we get to see him really flex his acting muscles in a Star Wars movie. It looks like The Last Jedi will offer him that opportunity.
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