But damn I got serious rogue one vibes out of that Hallway scene.
Like father, like son. Ey? 😉
This concerned me a little bit - Luke goes through a fair amount of character growth in ROTJ learning not to become his father. I mean, they’re all droids here so it’s fine, but going forwards I don’t really want to see Luke acting like TCW/ROTS Anakin. I never delved too deeply into the old EU/Legends so I’m not attached to that version of Luke like many are; instead I always imagined he’d be quite diplomatic and spiritual, much like Qui-Gon, rather than just being another prequel-era Jedi General. That’s why I love the force projection in TLJ.
In Legends continuity he would have been at the height of his dark-side exploration at this point post-ROTJ (i.e. Dark Empire comic series), but I highly doubt they’ll go that route in the new canon. I haven’t played Battlefront II, but I know he’s exploring the galaxy searching for Jedi artifacts at least a couple of years post-ROTJ. Other than that I don’t think that period has been explored too much at all. At least not from Luke’s POV. I get the feeling that the next season, plus Ahsoka and Rangers of the New Republic might explore Luke’s story a bit more going forward, and then the books/comics will fill in the rest over the years.
As for his “hallway” moment, I didn’t get too much of a dark-side feel from it personally, that is apart from how he crushed that one droid at the very end. Apart from the obvious fan-service, and building up suspense for both the audience ad the characters on the bridge, I see it as being very similar to when f.ex. Yoda or Obi-Wan fought droids in TCW. It seems brutal, but they are just imperial droids after all. And he seemed quite calm and proper Jedi-like at the end of the scene, so I trust they’ll handle the character well going forward.