Luke Skywalker was obsessed and broken, but not self-aware of those traits, throughout the STAR WARS saga. His obsession dealt with (first) leaving the farm to join the alliance, (second) becoming a Jedi like his father, and (third) turning his father away from the Dark Side of the Force. He accomplished all of those goals, and he changed a lot from beginning to end in each film. But, he was broken. He grew up without a father and mother, fostered by an aunt and uncle that were not blood related to him. He trained as a Jedi late in life, unlike the traditional method of training as a child first. And, he became the weapon of Jedi revenge. Yes, I call it revenge. Obi Wan and Yoda trained Luke with the intent that he fight and destroy the Sith, Darth Vader and the Emperor, and restore the Jedi. They lied to him in the form of omission about his father. They intended to see him kill his own father.
In my opinion as a writer, Luke Skywalker is the perfect candidate to become the villain in the next trilogy of films. His obsessions will continue to eat away at him. His broken life will prevent him from becoming truly good. Just like his father, he will do evil through good intention, and that evil will consume him. A clue to this rests in Luke’s wardrobe choice of all black, rather than what we saw in 99% of all the other Jedi. Luke’s humanity has already been partially destroyed due to his mechanical right hand, a similar path as his father. What makes my theory feel so right to me is that Luke is not self-aware of these obsessions and brokenness within his life. He saved his father from evil, but he did so against Yoda and Obi Wan’s advice and counsel. They wanted Darth Vader dead, a very un-Jedi trait that established that they too were obsessed, broken, and not self-aware, thus planting the seeds for more and more evil.
I would pay money to see this film.
Didn’t J. J. Abrams already direct a Star Wars movie? The one where they go back in time to save the whales and the planet Vulcan explodes?