‘Star Wars’: Mark Hamill Says He’s Done Playing Luke Skywalker
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“Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill has once again said that he is finished with playing his iconic character Luke Skywalker. His brief appearance in “The Rise of Skywalker” is supposedly his last and he has no more plans of reprising this role.
In a recent post on Twitter, Hamill posted that the ninth episode in the saga was “the last time I would ever play Luke.” He ended his tweet with the hashtag #ByeByeSkywalker
May The 9th Be A Bittersweet Episode- Knowing It Was The Last Time I Would Ever Play Luke#ByeByeSkywalker pic.twitter.com/KjWKVSksLZ
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) May 9, 2020
Fans have been displeased with the way the franchise treated Hamill’s character. He was essentially downgraded to a cameo in the final feature. Hamill also hinted in the past that he was not happy with how his character ended up several years after the highly-successful first trilogy.
In 2019, he also said that he was over with playing Luke.
“Well, because I had closure in [The Last Jedi],” Hamill told the press. “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 been with “Star Wars” since its inception in the 1970s. He and his character was the core of the franchise that lasted for almost five decades.
Disney is reportedly planning to continue with the “Star Wars” franchise even as much of its original characters have died in the story. According to reports, a new trilogy is in the works beginning 2022 with “Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, while director Taika Waititi is also in talks to make a “Star Wars” movie. The saga will also likely get a lot of spinoffs both in the movies and television.