Mark Hamill has revealed that George Lucas had different plans for Luke Skywalker and the Skywalker saga.
“I happen to know that George didn’t kill Luke until the end of [Episode] 9, after he trained Leia,” said Hamill in a new interview with IGN, adding, “which is another thread that was never played upon [in ‘The Last Jedi’].”
Whether Luke will return in Episode 9 is not clear at this time. “I refuse to believe that he’s gone,” Hamill previously told the BBC during the Oscar Wilde Awards, which were held at “Star Wars” director J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot headquarters in Santa Monica. Of his much discussed final scene in 2017’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Hamill said this, injecting some of his trademark humor: “My theory is he just teleported to somewhere else and left his robe behind. He teleported to a nudist colony, that’s what I’m hoping.”
As fans will remember, at the end of the most recent installment in the saga, Luke astrally projected from his home on the island of Ahch-To to Crait to say goodbye to his sister Leia (Carrie Fisher) and allow Rey (Daisy Ridley) and the Resistance to escape while he had a serious showdown with Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). Following his successful attempt to outwit his nephew, Luke vanishes, leaving nothing but a pile of clothes behind.
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