The plot of Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been nothing short of mysterious, causing rise to a number of fan theories trying to piece together various footage and promotional materials into "conclusions." One such theory is the idea that the true villain of The Last Jedi will be revealed to be Luke Skywalker. This theory is backed mostly by the fact that posters and other materials show Luke in a nefarious pose and lighting that is more than a little reminiscent of how Star Wars villains are positioned on posters. Pretty thin. It's unclear if this is what Lucasfilm is actually planning to do, but I can tell them this: they shouldn't touch Evil Luke with a 10-foot lightsaber.

There's no real proof that Lucasfilm is planning to have Luke go dark or what that would even entail, but Luke's positioning on posters is suspiciously villainous. It's tough to cloak a guy in a hood with red and shadows and not think him a villain. Some of this would depend on the exact circumstances, but there are very few reasons why making Luke a villain is a good idea and a lot more about why it's a terrible one. Here's why Lucasfilm should avoid turning their flagship hero into the villain of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

There Are Already Plenty of Evil Skywalker's

Haven't we reached our evil Skywalker quota by now? Turning to or being tempted by the dark side is a Skywalker staple, but there is such a thing as diminishing returns. Darth Vader famously fell from grace to become one of the greatest villains of all time, only to be saved by his son. Ben Solo, Luke's nephew, also couldn't deny the dark side and became the tortured Kylo Ren. Luke himself was once tempted by the dark side, but he learned to conquer his anger. It's all very much "been there, done that". It's hard to imagine a Dark Luke storyline that has more to say that anything that was already said by Vader. The Last Jedi already has Ren, Snoke and the First Order as villains anyway. Plus, hasn't Leia been through enough without her own brother going rogue?

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