Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker on the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars The Last Jedi

To show Luke Skywalker’s conflicted, dark turn in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Mark Hamill looked to real-life politics for inspiration. Hamill is back in Episode VIII, this time in a major role (after a single scene at the end of The Force Awakens), although the farmboy-turned-Jedi is a little different to how we remember him.

At the start of the film, Luke is a nomad, in forced isolation after the destruction of his Jedi Academy by Ben Solo (now going by Kylo Ren) and seeking knowledge from the first Jedi Temple. And, when Rey turns up with ...

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