Luke Appears Rather Ominous On This Magazine Cover For Star Wars: The Last Jedi


“It’s time for the Jedi…to end.”

Though that may not be Luke Skywalker’s first words in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Mark Hamill’s wise old Jedi Master has already caused quite the stir thanks to the sequel’s initial teaser, one in which Luke can be heard uttering that by-now famous line about the galaxy’s Force-wielders and, more specifically, the seemingly grim fate that awaits them.

Daisy Ridley’s Rey is one such Jedi ready to wage war against the First Order, and we know the Jakku native visits Luke Skywalker on the far-flung planet of Ahch-To to begin her training. Should those alleged story details hold true, Ridley’s heroine will leave the primordial rock upon hearing news that her Resistance allies – namely Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) – have been captured by the First Order, and purportedly dragged kicking and screaming into the holding cells aboard that gargantuan Dreadnought.

But when it comes to the great Luke Skywalker, in particular, speculation about the Star Wars icon turning to the dark side is rife, and this all-new cover image from Hungarian magazine Mozimánia (via SWNN) paints Mark Hamill’s series stalwart in a dark, foreboding light. You can thank Reddit user Max-Max-Maxxx for Photoshopping the text out and in the gallery below, we’ve included both versions along with that recent EW cover.

It’s a fairly ominous peek at the legendary Jedi, and we understand the text roughly translates to “Luke Strikes Back.” In all likelihood, that subheading is merely referring to Mark Hamill’s sizeable role in The Last Jedi, given he was essentially shoehorned into The Force Awakens by way of a silent cameo. So don’t buy into the hype just yet. Still, these pictures do present some food for thought.

All will be revealed when Star Wars: The Last Jedi shoots for theaters on December 15th. Shortly after that, former Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow will bring the curtain down on this current Skywalker trilogy when Episode IX lights up theaters in May of 2019, at which time Trevorrow and Co. may circle back to the dusty planet of Jakku.

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