One of the more polarizing elements of Star Wars: The Last Jedi was the film’s handling of Luke Skywalker. While many fans were expecting a massive spectacle to accompany Luke’s return to the fray, in reality, what we got was a lot more character-driven, and understated. Luke was definitely not tearing down Star Destroyers with the flick of his wrist in this one. No – Luke was damaged, conflicted, and met his end far away from the action (sort of). However, is it the end? Mark Hamill himself hopes not. Chatting with the BBC, the actor joked about where Luke might be instead:
“I refuse to believe that he’s gone. 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.”
Okay, so he’s joking, but does he actually still hold out hope that Luke can return? Just a few days ago it was rumored that Colin Trevorrow was fired from Episode IX for disagreeing with Rian Johnson’s handling of Luke Skywalker. We also know that Hamill was a fan of Trevorrow’s plans for the upcoming sequel.
Do you hope that Luke will somehow make a (non-Force Ghost) return to Episode IX, or are you quite happy with the send off he received in The Last Jedi? Let us know in the comments…
In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb) and Warwick Davis joined by new additions Jimmy Vee (Pan) as R2-D2, Kelly Marie Tran (Ladies Like Us) as Rose, Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy) as DJ and Laura Dern (Jurassic Park).