If Mark Hamill’s theory holds any validity, it could be true!
The latest in a long line of remarks from Mark Hamill (see below) regarding problems with Luke Skywalker is that he might actually be alive for Star Wars: Episode IX. We all saw Luke sit on his ass for Kathleen Kennedy and Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but now Mark Hamill hints something epic could be in store for Luke in Episode IX, which sees J.J. Abrams directing the movie and not Johnson.
Mark Hamill recently appeared at the Irish version of Oscars and was questioned about Star Wars and the fate of Luke.
“I refuse to believe that he’s gone,” Hamill told the BBC. “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.”
The theory of Luke teleporting isn’t actually a bad idea as it would explain why his robotic metal arm and hand disappeared. So did his robot hand get swept into The Force as well (lol)?
Check out more of what Hamill didn’t like about Luke in Star Wars: The Last Jedi below.
Reveals the epic original ending to Star Wars: The Force Awakens was changed to accommodate Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi:
“When we were doing [The Force Awakens], Rian said, ‘We might have boulders floating to show your Force emanating’, so I was led to believe that I still had the Force and it was really strong in me,” Hamill said. “When I read [The Last Jedi] before [The Force Awakens] came out, I said ‘what?!” and called JJ [Abrams] or Rian [Johnson] to say, ‘Are you guys aware of this? Have you seen a cut? Is there floating boulders?’ And they said, ‘No, we caught that and we worked it all out.'”
Didn’t agree with Rian Johnson’s approach to Luke in Star Wars: The Last Jedi:
I said to Ryan, I said, “Jedi’s don’t give up. I mean even if he had a problem he would maybe take a year to try and regroup, but if he made a mistake he would try and right that wrong.” So right there we had a fundamental difference, but it’s not my story anymore. It’s somebody else’s story, and Ryan needed me to be a certain way to make the ending effective. That’s the crux of my problem. Luke would never say that. I’m sorry. Well in this version, see I’m talking about the George Lucas Star Wars. This is the next generation of Star Wars, so I almost has to think of Luke as another character. Maybe he is Jake Skywalker. He’s not my Luke Skywalker, but I had to do what Ryan wanted me to do because it serves the story well, but listen, I still haven’t accepted it completely. But it’s only a movie. I hope people like it. I hope they don’t get upset, and I came to really believe that Ryan was the exact man that they need for this job.
Agreed with Colin Trevorrow’s approach to Luke Skywalker in Episode IX (Trevorrow was fired):
The changes in the directors have been hard for me because I admire Phil so much. I admire Chris so much. I admire Colin, and their body of work. But again, it’s got to be real difficult to come to a meeting of minds on something this massive. I had discussions with Colin. I was very excited because we were on the same page in terms of where we wanted to go and how we wanted to see Luke in a way that we never seen him. Even in this current version. But I don’t know what went on. I don’t want to know because there is no upside to that story. I like all those people. I like Kathy, and I like Lawrence Kasdan and all the people involved in that decision, but sometimes ignorance is bliss. And they don’t tell me anything [laughs].