Mark Hamill: Luke Skywalker Isn’t A Bad Guy In ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” is more or less going to be the only thing we talk about for the next six weeks, OK maybe "Phantom Thread" as well, but the trailers and TV spots will be studied with a close eye for any new details. Don't forget the media junkets in which we will most likely want to ask the actors of "The Last Jedi" questions they cannot answer. 
The main rumor in fan circles was that Luke was going to go to the "dark side" in "The Last Jedi," well you can rest assured folks, it ain't happening, at least according to Mr. Skywalker himself. 

ComingSoon, us saying that Mark Hamill, has put to rest any rumors that his character will turn out just like his father, Mr. Vader. “Luke has lost confidence in his ability to make good choices,” said Hamill. “It haunts him to the core. But he hasn’t gone to the dark side. This isn’t an evil version of him. But it’s still an incarnation of the character I never expected. It has pulled me out of my comfort zone. It’s a real challenge.”
In all honesty, I'm not surprised. I still stand by the fact that he will die at the end very much in the same spirit as Han Solo in "The Force Awakens."
My impression, after watching the latest trailer, was that Luke stood no chance at coming out of this movie alive. Solo was axed in "The Force Awakens" and I believe Skywalker is the next to go here. They probably figured Carrie Fisher would survive in the third installment and be the "mother" of the future Jedi movement, but that, sadly, backfired on them ... 
They're also pushing the Rey turns evil angle and, I would guess, that could go either way. It could just be Disney messing with us. Rey is the main character, having her go down the dark path would be a risky endeavor for Disney and it just doesn't make any sense commercially as well, especially since they usually tend to play their artistic risks \on the safe side and having Rey turn evil would be a drastic change, think of the all the little girls that bought her figurines!  
We see her chasing down Kylo and trying to kill him or something and Luke is warning her not to. Kylo is just an angry dude doing his own thing. Luke is scared of the force so Kylo kicked him to the curb and joined the First Order so he could get some sort of actual training.
 December 15 is when “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will lay to rest all this speculation.