Magazine Cover for Star Wars The Last Jedi Showcases Darker Luke Skywalker
Here’s a new look at Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker for the upcoming addition to the Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
So while we saw Luke Skywalker at the end of The Force Awakens wearing something lighter, the new movie directed by Rian Johnson will show us a darker Luke Skywalker. No, he won’t be joining the sith anytime soon, but the clothes are a reflection of his outlook at the start of the movie.
Here’s an embed of the magazine cover which will be circulated in Hungary according to reports.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) August 30, 2017
In an interview with Associated Press, Mark Hamill had this to say about the look and general demeanor of Luke Skywalker for the second movie in this new trilogy.
Luke changed, I think, more than the other characters in the original trilogy, from callow farm boy to a Jedi in training to finally a Jedi master. What you’re talking about is what really fascinated me. Between Return Of The Jedi and Force Awakens, there’s just decades of history that’s unknown.
So I was wondering how they’re going to handle all this. Now, obviously, with Force Awakens, J.J. (Abrams) had a full plate. It was inevitable that they would push me down the line. I was sorry I wasn’t able to work with any of the original actors again. But it’s not about us anymore. In this new one, I was saying to (Last Jedi director) 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 will be released tentatively here in the Philippines on December 15, 2017.