With September just a few days away, the summer months are nearly behind us. And while its depressing to see the days grow shorter, the fall and winter will bring some highly anticipated blockbusters that are sure to excite moviegoers. This includes the next installment in the main Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Rian Johnson's upcoming sequel will bring Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker back into the action, after he was largely absent throughout The Force Awakens. Luke has been spending time in exile in Ach-To, and a new image from the upcoming sequel shows a costume that's quite different from the all white one we've seen so far. Check it out.
Well, I've got chills. It looks like Luke's dark side is coming through literally in his costumes, and I can't wait to see the layers that Mark Hamill brings to his characterization in The Last Jedi.
The new image come to us from Twitter, as one user picked up a copy of the Hungarian Magazine Cinemania Mozimania. Mark Hamill graced the cover to promote Star Wars: The Last Jedi internationally, and is rocking some new darker duds. Plus he looks like a total badass.
Luke Skywalker's darker costume feels much closer to his appearance in Return of the Jedi. In the threequel, Luke wore a sleek, all black ensemble during his rescue mission on Tatooine, as well as his final conflict with Darth Vader and The Emperor in the film's final act. His new costume feels like an older and heavier version of this costume, likely to protect Luke from the elements on Ach-To.
But the costume is also interesting considering its stark juxtaposition to Luke's costume in The Force Awakens. When Luke finally showed up in the film's final scene, he was wearing a long robe and costume made up of primarily whites and light greys. At the moment it seemed like Luke was representing the light side of the Force, although he'll be in a very dark place when The Last Jedi arrives in theaters.
Luke's darkness will stem from his failed tutelage of Kylo Ren. He thought his nephew was the star pupil of his padawans, Kylo ultimately chose to betray Luke and kill his peers. Mark Hamill has stated that he had a hard time grappling with Rian Johnson's choices for Luke, so we'll likely get a much different character than the boy we last saw celebrating in Endor.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will arrive in theaters on December 15th, complete with some brand spankin' new looks for Luke Skywalker. In the meantime, check out our 2017 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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