Mark Hamill Won't Make More Star Wars Movies And His Reason Totally Makes Sense

We get it.

It’s been 42 years since Mark Hamill first played Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, so it should come as little surprise he’s ready to say goodbye to the character when The Rise of Skywalker is released later the year.

Fans of the films knew that when Luke died in The Last Jedi, it wouldn’t be the last time they saw the character. Hamill has confirmed that Skywalker returns in the new film as a ghost, just like Obi-Wan Kenobi did.

In an interview with AP Entertainment, Mark was asked if Rise of Skywalker would be his final Star Wars film, to which he responded, “I sure hope so.”

When asked why felt that way, he added, “Well, because … I had closure in the last one. The fact that I’m involved in any capacity is only because of that peculiar aspect of the Star Wars mythology where if you’re a Jedi, you get to come back and make a curtain call as a Force ghost.”

Hamill has also previously made it clear that he didn’t like his character’s storyline in The Last Jedi, saying he disagreed with director Rian Johnson’s vision.

The actor believed the Luke in The Last Jedi wasn’t the same as George Lucas’ Luke.

In an interview with Business Insider, Hamill said, “I said to Rian… Jedis don’t give up. I mean even if he [Luke] had a problem he would maybe take a year to try and regroup.”

“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 [Rey’s], and Rian needed me to be a certain way to make the ending effective.”

Credit: Lucasfilm

He continued, “This is the next generation of Star Wars. I almost had to think of Luke as another character. Maybe he’s Jake Skywalker. He’s not my Luke Skywalker.

“But I had to do what Rian wanted me to do because it serves the story well. 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.”

He has since apologised for those statements as they were made before he had seen the film.

It is also possible Hamill was angry because he knew George had written scripts for the new trilogy, but Disney later binned them when they bought Lucasfilm in 2012.

Lightsabers Were The Only Thing That Could Improve Game Of Thrones And Here's The Proof

"Why is everything better with lightsabers?"

After teasing Cleganebowl for eight seasons, Game of Thrones finally delivered with the ultimate fight between Sandor and Gregor (AKA the Hound and the Mountain) in the show’s penultimate episode.

The pair battled as King’s Landing and the Red Keep crumbled around them. To be honest, it was a pretty epic scene, but there is one thing that would make it even more so – lightsabers.

ImmersionVFX has edited the scene to include lightsabers and the score from Anakin vs. Obi-Wan in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith – which fits perfectly with the scene, by the way – and it is seriously epic.

Watch here:

Many people commented on the video about how the last blade the Hound drew was a blue one to show he “went full Light Side before the end”.

One fan wrote, “I was gonna comment that the hounds saber should have been purple. But the dagger at the end being blue was actually perfect.”

Another added, “Why is everything better with lightsabers[?]”

Someone else praised the video, saying it looked just like something from an actual Star Wars film, “Honestly, if you showed this clip to someone who has never watched GOT, I wouldn’t be surprised if they thought it was from an actual Star Wars movie. Great job!”

Though others pointed out the fact he took revenge, which isn’t the Jedi way, so there is that.

Still, a bloody cool scene!

New Photo Shows How Carrie Fisher Has Been Edited To Appear In Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

She was originally meant to be at the forefront of the film.

A new photo from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has given fans a look at how old footage has been used to bring Carrie Fisher’s General Leia Organa back to life in the new film.

Star Wars fans were heartbroken in 2016 when Fisher passed away due to complications from a heart attack, and while she had completed all her scenes for The Last Jedi, her passing caused complications for The Rise of Skywalker.

Leia was originally supposed to be at the forefront of the film like Han Solo and Luke Skywalker were for the previous two films.

Lucasfilm didn’t even look into the options of recasting or digitally recreating Fisher’s likeness, so JJ Abrams decided they’d use old footage of the actress from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi and wrote new scenes so Fisher was still part of the film.

In the teaser trailer, we got a quick glimpse of Leia hugging Rey, but a new image has given fans their best look at her.

Vanity Fair did a spread on The Rise of Skywalker which included an image of John Williams conducting the movie’s score. In the background you can see a photo of Leia, it’s quite small, but thankfully Redditor Dentface has shared an upscaled version of the shot which you can see here:

Upscaled/Edited Shot of Leia from VF from StarWarsLeaks

It looks as though they have used this scene of Leia from Force Awakens:

Carrie Fisher in Force Awakens

The new photo shows they’ve made some touch ups to make Leia appear older, they’ve added some grey to her hair and aged her skin.

We still don’t have much idea of what kind of role Leia will play in the film, but hopefully, as we get closer to the release date it will become a little clearer.

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