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After Luke Skywalker died in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘ it seemed that the franchise could be done with Mark Hamill. Thankfully, we know his name is listed in the cast for ‘Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker‘ but what exactly Luke’s role in the film has been shrouded in mystery. The iconic actor now has shared a bit about what we can expect without giving any significant details and also weighs in on his future with the franchise.

Possible spoilers there be, warning, mmm yes.

We already know that Hamill is returning in the film as Luke Skywalker, but it hasn’t been clear if it would be a voice, flashback, voice ghost, or if he has found a way to stay alive after death much like it sounds Palpatine has from that first trailer. Now, the actor has not only cleared up his return to “Star Wars” but also what the future holds for him as Luke Skywalker.

It should be noted at this time we don’t know how Luke will be back, which is why this is a spoiler though that could change depending what is revealed in upcoming promotional material.


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The news came from an interview with AP Entertainment which you’ll be able to review below. When asked if ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ would be his last “Star Wars” appearance, Hamill replied:

“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.”

While that doesn’t fully confirm Luke is a Force ghost, it does give every indication that is how we’ll see him in the movie. While this could spell the end for Hamill, one can only hope that we’ll still see him back either voicing Luke or in some other form down the line.

You can watch Hamill sharing these details in the interview below:


Are you glad that Luke Skywalker will be a Ghost Force in ‘Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker’ and isn’t returning in another fashion? Do you think that Mark Hamill will actually be done with “Star Wars” after the film is released? Share your thoughts in the comments below!