UPDATE: This image has been removed at the request of the studio.
Harrison Ford’s appearance as Han Solo in the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a crowd-pleasing moment. However, the appearance of Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker in the upcoming film has been kept under wraps. This led to some widespread rumors and speculation that Luke may have followed in his father’s footsteps a little bit too closely.
Keep in mind, the last time that anyone saw Luke in the original Star Wars trilogy, he was sporting an all-black outfit before his final confrontation with Darth Vader and the Emperor. Now that the Star Wars Expanded Universe is no longer canon, director J.J. Abrams could have come up with an entirely new fate for Luke Skywalker.
The first image of Hamill in costume as Luke Skywalker from The Force Awakens has apparently leaked online. And even looking at it could be considered a SPOILER! So, if you want to preserve any sense of surprise, stop reading now!
Still with us? Good. Then have a look at Luke Skywalker!
Presumably Luke is a Jedi Grand Master at this point in his life. And his new outfit resembles the traditional Jedi robes worn by Ben Kenobi and the other Jedi in the prequel trilogy. If this image is indeed legitimate, then it would seem to put to rest the rumors of Luke’s fall to the Dark Side.
The source of this image notes that the costume that Luke is wearing here doesn’t match the costume of the person putting their cybernetic hand on R2-D2 in the second teaser trailer. So another Star Wars mystery has been born! Here’s hoping that we’ll learn more at D23.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released on December 18, 2015.
Star Wars fans, what do you think about Luke Skywalker’s new look? There is no try, so let us in on your opinions in the comment section below!