Still no sign of a new trailer for The Last Jedi ahead of its December release, so it’s safe to say we’re clinging to any new bit of information shared with us about the upcoming Star Wars instalment.

And today, Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill has given us the gift of an image of Luke’s new look – courtesy of Hungarian film magazine Cinemania Mozimánia.


Skywalker, who has been in hiding since student Ben Solo’s turn to the Dark Side led to tragedy, was finally tracked down by Rey (Daisy Ridley) at the end of The Force Awakens – however, he’s not the man he used to be. In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Hamill explained:

“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.”

This might explain the new darker look. Hamill went on to explain how he came to inhabit the character of Luke again after so many years away from the role:

“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 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.”

Whether this is something that will be revealed to the audience remains to be seen, but clearly Luke Skywalker has been through a lot since we saw him at end of Return of the Jedi, and it’s left him a different man.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release to UK cinemas on December 15th.

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