Mark Hamill says Luke Skywalker was meant to die in Episode IX

Calvin Saunders
March 28, 2018

Interestingly, Mark Hamill has revealed that things would have worked differently for Luke and his sister Leia Organa if George Lucas was still in charge in Episode IX.

As reported in Entertainment, Mark Hamill explains to the hosts, "When I got my chance to talk to them, I said "Your Highness, I would like to make a case for myself". Alongside Harrison Ford's Han Solo and Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia, Hamill's Skywalker has been a key character to the new canon of movies but it was expected that all three were going to be phased out.

It's unclear when exactly Lucas was considering this conclusion for Luke, as the franchise creator's plans for future Star Wars films varied throughout his career. "Which is another thread that was never played upon [in The Last Jedi]".

Hamill also won't say if he's in the actual Episode IX, which is being co-written and directed by J.J. Abrams.

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"George had an overall arc - if he didn't have all the details, he had sort of an overall feel for where the [sequel trilogy was] going - but this one's more like a relay race".

Do you wish we'd seen George Lucas' sequel trilogy? In an interview in 1983, Hamill stated that Lucas wanted to have him return and play an older version of Luke who would "hand Excalibur down to the next generation". Chief among them - The Force Awakens being an origin story for a young, female Jedi, the son of Han and Leia falling into a dark path, and the idea that Luke would put himself into exile following some tragedy.

In the video posted Tuesday, Honest Trailers - a YouTube channel that delivers brutally honest but amusing reviews of past movie trailers - takes a closer look at "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", which riled hard-core fans so much some of them wanted it erased from canon. We had already shot it using the original line: "'I'm Luke Starkiller, I'm here to rescue you!"

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