Mark Hamill Wishes To Retire From Role As Luke Skywalker After Star Wars: Episode IX. The famed Star Wars Actor spoke with AP Entertainment during a red carpet interview about his hope of retirement from the role he has held for over 4 decades.
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Hamill tells AP Entertainment very candidly, “I sure hope so… Cause I had closure in the last one [Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi]. The fact that I am involved in any capacity is only because of that peculiar aspect of a… Star Wars mythology where if you are a Jedi you get to come back and make a curtain call as a force ghost.”
So, slight spoiler here for Episode IX, LUKE COMES BACK AS A FORCE GHOST, but this was an easy guess given his name still appearing on the cast listing for the upcoming film and the known lore surrounding Star Wars since the first few films. It’s just nice to have confirmation of his ‘mysterious’ appearance in the film despite his characters death in the previous film.
Hamill has been a part of many other projects since his early days with the Star Wars franchise, but he is so well known for his role as Luke Skywalker it is extremely hard for fans to imagine anyone else even remotely filling that role in the mega popular series.
As of late Hamill has been working on projects such as Knightfall (Talus), Child’s Play (Chucky), The Last Kids on Earth, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, American Dad, and several other projects on top of his duties as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise.
This December may very well be the last time we see Mark walk a red carpet for Star Wars, but the adventures don’t stop with the Skywalker family in the Star Wars Universe.
Though Lucasfilm plans on taking a short hiatus from Star Wars films, writers D.B. Weiss & David Benioff (Game of Thrones) have been signed to pen the next trilogy for the Star Wars franchise. The new franchise will follow other characters in the Star Wars universe, only this time a Skywalker will not be directly involved in the story telling.
We can’t wait to see what is to come for the franchise and we pay major respects to Mark Hamill for all he has done for the films and his fans over the 40+ years he has spent portraying one of the most iconic film characters of all time. May the Force be with you Mark, in all your future endeavors and thank you from your major fans here at Chip and Company.
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