Mark Hamill Says George Lucas Didn’t Plan on Killing Luke Skywalker Until STAR WARS: EPISODE IX

Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill, Star Wars fans can now continue to think what the Star Wars saga would have been had George Lucas‘ ideas were used. In a recent interview with IGN, Hamill revealed that Lucas didn’t plan on killing off Luke Skywalker until Star Wars: Episode IX… not until he trained Leia!

“I happen to know that George didn’t kill Luke until the end of [Episode] 9, after he trained Leia.  Which is another thread that was never played upon [in The Last Jedi].”

Hamill went on to say:

“George had an overall arc – if he didn’t have all the details, he had sort of an overall feel for where the [sequel trilogy was] going – but this one’s more like a relay race. You run and hand the torch off to the next guy, he picks it up and goes.”

It’s surely been exciting to see the Star Wars films proceed in this way. It was really George Lucas’ original vision of how the Star Wars films would proceed. But, there’s still something captivating about what Lucas would have done and how he would have executed it.

Now, it is likely that Luke will return in Episode IX as a Force Ghost, but even if that does happen, I doubt he will get a lot of screen time.

Star Wars: Episode IX is set to hit theaters on December 20th, 2019.