Mark Hamill’s Three Reasons Why It’s Time To “Move On” From The Star Wars Franchise

Author Thumbnail BY Tiny Diapana - April 16, 2018

Now that Luke Skywalker’s finished his arc in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Carrie Fisher’s passed away, Mark Hamill says that it might be time to move on from the Star Wars franchise.

Hamill recently spoke with Games Radar about the possibility of Luke returning in Star Wars: Episode IX, and while the Jedi Master could come back as a Force Ghost, the Star Wars legend believes that Luke’s story has already come to a close.

“I haven’t really thought about it because there's such a sense of closure, Luke’s story is told. What more can I do? And you know, you have to start disconnecting from it emotionally,” Hamill explained. “The main thing [that shocked me in Star Wars: The Force Awakens] was - Han Solo is killed! I’ll never get to work with Harrison again. Luke will never see Han again. That’s what struck me, that was the first break, we lost a member of the band.”

If it was terrible seeing Han getting killed on the big screen by his own nephew, Carrie passed away too, and this time, in real life.

“And then what happened with Luke [in The Last Jedi], I said ‘Ok, that’s the next link’ when I was still thinking I’ll come back as a Force ghost. And then to lose Carrie in real life, I said ‘That’s it’. They say you can never go home again, and that for me was the real indication that it’s time to move on,” Hamill told the publication.

Hamill was always close to his onscreen sister, and in many interviews, the Star Wars legend talks about how he still hasn’t gotten over Carrie’s passing. We’re not sure we have either, and we wonder what’s going to happen to Leia in Episode IX. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently available on Digital HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.

 

 

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