If you’re a Star Wars fan, you might have been a bit disappointed by Mark Hamill a.k.a Luke Skywalker’s small role in the latest installment to grace our screens. Luckily for us, Luke’s role will be expanded (which means he’ll at least say one word) in the upcoming sequel Star Wars: Episode VIII. Unfortunately, the star behind the legendary Jedi gave us all a huge scare over the weekend that we might not be seeing his character after the next film.
“I finish Episode VIII, and then I’m out of work”
to support a charity for the homeless, The Big Issue, Mark told the audience “I’m out of work” following the end of filming the Star Wars movie. This short statement took the and led to numerous people jumping to the conclusion that our beloved Jedi would kick the bucket so to speak. Fear not! Mark took to Twitter to clarify what he meant by the cryptic sentence.
I meant “out of work” because is wrapping soon, OK?
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself)
So this should put many minds to ease, but is this actually confirmation he doesn’t die?
Will Luke Skywalker die in Ep. VIII?
Unless the new trilogy is committed to killing off an original cast member every episode (in which case Carrie Fisher should be on the lookout), then I doubt they’ll kill Luke. Even if he does die in the next episode, Jedi are known for their ability to transcend death and appear as spectral beings to help guide the future generation of Jedi Knights. So while Luke has a high chance of not making it through the ordeals of the untitled sequel (let’s face it, he’s getting old, he hasn’t seen anybody in ages, and it would be a good motivator for Rey to try harder to defeat the dark side), his death would not mean the end to Mark Hamill’s turn in the Star Wars franchise. However, I can’t help feeling bad for Mark, he was basically just telling everybody he wants a new role in something different and we all took that to mean he was dying.
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