In the buildup to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there’s been a lot of speculation about the allegiances of aging Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker. However, star Mark Hamill has finally gone on the record to say the sequel won’t depict the character following in the footsteps of his father by embracing the Dark Side.
“In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Luke has lost confidence in his ability to make good choices,” Hamill said in an interview with Disney Rewards Insider. “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.”
In April, Hamill was far more vague when discussing a potential Skywalker heel turn, simply stating, “It’s possible. Anything’s possible.” However, he went on to state that not only have Luke’s allegiances remained the same but his personality as well.
“I don’t think Luke’s fundamental personality has changed,” he explained, “except that he is older and his life experiences have shaped his outlook the same way they do for all of us.”
Opening Dec. 15, Star Wars: The Last Jedi features returning cast members Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma and Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, joined by franchise newcomers Kelly Marie Tran as Rose, Benicio del Toro as “DJ” and Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo.
(via Screen Rant)
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