Star Wars rumours are like storm troopers: they’re endless, relentless, and more of an annoyance than anything else.
They also tend to be forgotten by the next news cycle.
That being said, this rumour is rather interesting. Out of respect for online dwellers, consider the following classic storm troopers gif your spoiler alert.
Making Star Wars, a news outlet dedicated to piecing together various clues Episode VII director J.J. Abrams tweets out and leaked photos of occurrences on set, reports Luke
Skywalker may be following in his father’s footsteps.
The once rebel fighter may have turned to the dark side, much like his father Anakin Skywalker decided to do in Episode III before becoming Darth Sidious’ padewan and transforming into Darth Vader.
According to Making Star Wars and film news site Jo Blo, the recent scoop comes from a leaked production photo that showcases a “cyborg-like villain in a familiar cloak,” leaving an old AT-AT walker, presumably on the ice planet Hoth.
Making Star Wars breaks down the scene even further, adding that Kira (Daisy Ridley) is venturing off to meet Luke, optimistically hoping she can convince him to help her fight some kind of unknown Sith lord. Her hopes are shattered, however, when she learns he has turned into this futuristic Sith-like cyborg.
It sounds a little preposterous, but as Jo Blo writer Alex Maidy points out, it wouldn’t be the first time Luke has grappled with good and evil in the Star Wars universe.
In the expanded universe, including novels and comic books, Luke has often dealt with balancing the good and evil territories that accompany being a Jedi, or in his father’s case, a Jedi turned Sith lord.
Will this be the end of boy scout Luke and the beginning of a more interesting character?
No one will know for certain until the movie is released December 18, 2015.
Although, as long as there’s no solitary tear slowly running down Luke’s face like it did Anakin’s in Revenge of the Sith, it might just turn out A-OK.