Here’s The Devastating Luke Skywalker Backstory Mark Hamill Created For Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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It looks like Mark Hamill might be a fan of drama because the personal backstory he built for the iconic Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi is just tragic.

Rian Johnson might not have dwelt too much on Luke's backstory in the upcoming Star Wars installment, but in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, decided to talk about the plot he had to fill in for The Force Awakens sequel's backstory.

"I wrote lots and lots of scenarios. I made notes that he fell in love with a woman who was a widow and had this young child. He left the Jedi to raise this young child and marry this woman. And the child got hold of a lightsaber and accidentally killed himself," Hamill shared. "It's nothing to do with the story, but when I think about gun violence and you read these tragic stories of kids getting hold of their parents' guns and killing a sibling or themselves, I mean, I had to go to really dark places to get where Luke needed to be for this story."


We're not sure whether that's worse than the little backstory in The Force Awakens where Luke decides to isolate himself because of Ben Solo's (Adam Driver) betrayal, but it sure does cut the heart. Of course none of Hamill's little story is actually canon, however, it does sound pretty interesting and it sure did help the Star Wars legend get to where he needed to go.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinemas December 15, 2017.

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