Much debate is going on right now as to whether or not Luke Skywalker will be portrayed as evil in the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. Many believe that Kylo Ren is actually Luke Skywalker, or if not Ren, Luke has at least turned to the dark side. This theory is based on the belief that Yoda (in Empire Strikes Back) warned Luke that if he didn’t finish his training there would be consequences. Rob Conery of Huffington Post wrote a convincing article as to why the evil Luke theory may be true (you can read it here). However, through a proven, investigative method I was able to confirm my belief that Luke is indeed still strong with the good side of the force.
My belief was confirmed after I watched the non-verbal cues given by J.J. Abrams in the below interview.
Did you miss it? Don’t worry it’s easy to do. I have been conducting interviews as an investigator for over eleven years, and a good part of my training had to do with picking up on non-verbal cues. Theses are body reactions that have been ingrained into you since you were a young child. For example, young children cover their ears if a noise is too loud (i.e. something they don’t want to hear). Into adulthood, these same individuals may slowly cover their ears, or touch/pull on their ears, if you tell them something that they don’t want to hear.
Getting back to the Abrams interview, at the 0:42 mark in the video Abrams is asked if there is any truth to the rumor that Luke is evil. Before he verbally answers the question, he shakes his head no, and then answers the question. And there you have it. Of course, Abrams can’t answer the question truthfully via his words, but his learned body movement (the shaking of the head yes or no to answer a question, which most kids grow up doing) is one that is so ingrained in him that he can’t help but give the correct answer.