Mark Hamill has either debunked a huge rumor surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi, or he is the internet’s biggest troll this week. Talking to Empire, Hamill spoke up about a soap-opera scenario he had pitched to Lucasfilm for The Last Jedi:
“Oh baby, would I love to play my own evil twin! It’d be great because you could maybe not reveal it’s Evil Luke until the real Luke shows up. 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.”
While rumors haven’t factored in an evil twin, many have been wondering if Luke Skywalker had succumbed to the Dark Side in the upcoming Star Wars film. From the red-color of the logo, Luke’s black garb in promo pictures, to his ominous words in the teaser: “The Jedi must end”… there is a lot of evidence that lend credence to this theory. This ultimately sounds like an idea that, while interesting, didn’t get far. This could mean two things: 1) Luke will ultimately be good in this movie, or 2) He is simply toying with us because he is (of course) aware of the rumor. Mark is known for having fun on social media, and this wouldn’t be outside his realm of humor.
Only one way to find out!
In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 14th in the UK and December 15th in the States and sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb), Simon Pegg (Unkar Plutt), and Warwick Davis joined by new additions Jimmy Vee (Pan) as R2-D2, Kelly Marie Tran (Ladies Like Us) as Rose, and Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Laura Dern (Jurassic Park).
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