Whether he meant to or not, Mark Hamill has whipped up speculation about the fate of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Speaking at an event for the benefit of a homeless charity in London, Hamill reportedly told the audience, “I finish Episode VIII, and then I’m out of work.” Since Star Wars: Episode IX is already scheduled for release on May 23rd, 2019, this led many to believe that Luke would not be present in that film, hence his (possible) death in Episode VIII.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “It’s possible that Hamill misspoke and actually meant Episode IX, allowing him to stay in for the entire new trilogy — and perhaps even more possible that he was intentionally trying to misdirect the audience about the fate of Luke Skywalker in next year’s movie and trolling fandom with his comments at the same time.”
Hamill later tried to clarify his remarks with a tweet, which didn’t help much because he didn’t say that Luke doesn’t die or that he had signed on for Episode IX.
The fate of Luke Skywalker remains to be seen.
Star Wars: Episode VIII will be in theaters on December 15, 2017.SuperFable