Star Wars fans are very on edge about Luke Skywalker's fate.
The Force Awakens certainly signalled that something was wrong with our beloved hero, with the look he gave to Rey at the end of the film filled with an uneasy sense of foreboding. Has he fled to Ahch-To purely out of a sense of guilt over his failure to prevent Kylo Ren was turning to the Dark Side? Or is there something more?
The theories have certainly been plentiful, but anyone fearing Luke may have succumbed to the Dark Side certainly won't be reassured by the brand new image shared by Mark Hamill.
The cover for Hungarian film magazine Cinemania Mozimania showed Hamill's character looking more villainous than ever before, the fearsome look on his face and clenched fists light years away from the boy who just wanted to go to Tosche Station to pick up some power converters.
Twitter, unsurprisingly, did not handle it well.
However, what's interesting is that Hamill has suggested that we might not find out that much about how Luke has become the person he is in The Last Jedi. Speaking to the Associated Press he said, "Between Return of the Jedi and Force Awakens, there’s just decades of history that’s unknown… In this new one, I was saying to Rian Johnson:"
"I need to know my backstory. It was kind of unclear. You read where he is now and what he’s doing now and sort of have to fill in the blanks for yourself. So I did do a backstory myself. It’s not about Luke anymore, so it’s not really important. But I had to make sense of it for myself. What Rian came up with, I was stunned."
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits UK cinemas 14 December.
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