There's a lot of speculation that Luke Skywalker might turn away from the Light Side of the Force in The Last Jedi, but if Mark Hamill had his way the film's shocking twist would turn out to be an evil clone of the Jedi warrior.
SFX has just recently released an interview with the Star Wars legend (via Games Rader) and during their conversation, Hamill decided to open up about his thoughts on Luke's arc in Lucasfilm's Star Wars sequel trilogy.
"You would assume that after saving the galaxy the way he did he would become, like, a venerated member of the high Jedi order," Hamill said jokingly, "sort of like a cardinal or a monsignor, who knows, maybe the Pope of Jedi!" Then it got serious. And weird. Seriously weird."
The Star Wars actor went on to talk about a mind-blowing twist where Luke would get an evil clone from his severed hand.
"My son Nathan is the real Star Wars buff," Hamill went on to explain, "and he told me years ago, 'Dad, there's this great story where they clone an evil Luke from your severed hand [Luuke Skywalker in The Last Command, a 1993 Star Wars novel].'" I said, 'Oh, baby, would I love that?' Not only could you get to play your evil twin, but what a great idea that you bring Luke back, and the audience starts noticing him undermining the heroes, cutting their fuel supply inexplicably, maybe even killing one of the supporting characters. It would be so mind-boggling, and then, of course, the real Luke shows up and that mystery is solved. But there's too much Luke, and it's not my story anymore."
Hamill is right – while it would be interesting to see an evil clone of Luke, the Star Wars sequel has a new set of heroes and villains for a new generation. Star Wars fans might love Luke, but having too much of the Jedi wouldn't leave much room for Rey (Daisy Ridley), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaacs).
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinemas December 15, 2017.