Mark Hamill has been trolling fans on Twitter once again, this time suggesting that Luke may have turned to the Dark Side in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Mark Hamill loves to toy with and torment his millions of fans on Twitter. He’s the undisputed king of Twitter (sorry Trump, you’re not the greatest Twitterer the world has ever seen, believe me). Hamill is very reactive on the social media platform, often responding to people’s questions, and one thing many people have been asking him recently is whether Luke Skywalker has turned to the Dark Side in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Check out his cryptic tweet below.
— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) October 15, 2017
The iconic actor posted a cryptic tweet in which he points out that all Star Wars villains have been looming in the back of the film’s posters. So, now have a look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s latest poster and check out who’s head is in the background looming large over the film’s other protagonists. Yep, it’s Darth Va… I mean, Luke Skywalker. Coincidence? Maybe not. There have been many rumours suggesting that Luke has, in fact, turned to the Dark Side and will be the film’s main villain in this movie.
Hamill himself (see what I did there) even said that he fundamentally disagreed with every decision Rian Johnson made for Luke in The Last Jedi’s script. However, he then admitted that he had been wrong before and that once he understood Rian’s vision and had seen the final product that he had been wrong to ever doubt his director’s choice for Luke’s journey in this movie.
There is a Star Wars storyline that’s no longer considered canon, in which Luke fights an evil twin version of himself. This twin was made by using Luke’s severed hand from The Empire Strikes Back. Once Disney bought the rights to the franchise this, and many other storylines were no longer to be considered canon and became what are now referred to as ‘legends’. However, we have seen official Star Wars properties draw inspiration, and in Star Wars Rebels case, actual characters, from these non-canonical Star Wars tales.
Empire asked Hamill whether he would like to play an evil version of Luke. “Oh baby, would I love to play my own evil twin!” Hamill joked. “It’d be great because you could maybe not reveal its Evil Luke until the real Luke shows up,” added Hamill. “We could watch this guy undermining the good guys secretly – maybe even killing a supporting character out of everyone’s sight, so they all go, ‘What’s going on? He’s crazy!’ And then, of course, the good Luke shows up.”
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be in UK cinemas on December 14th. Have you got your tickets yet?