It’s in the hands of J.J. Abrams if Luke Skywalker returns for Star Wars: Episode IX.
One of the more shocking moment from Star Wars: The Last Jedi – and there were a few – was the death of Luke towards the film’s end after a confrontation with his old pupil, Kylo Ren.
Many fans have been speculating and hoping that Luke might return for the J.J. Abrams directed Episode IX, perhaps as force ghost much like his old masters Obi-Wan Kenobi and most recently, Yoda.
Mark Hamill himself doesn’t seem to be ruling out the possibility but explained it’s all up to one man: “Listen, if you can’t have fun making a Star Wars movie, you have a serious problem. I had a blast,” Hamill told ABC News regarding if he’d like to return. “Put in a good word for me because it’s all in J.J.’s hands.”
Luke’s return would certainly be popular with fans and it would absolutely make sense if he were to return as a force ghost, perhaps giving advice to Rey or even tormenting the man formerly known as Ben Solo. Do you think J.J. will acquiesce?
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).