Mark Hamill Confirms Role as Force Ghost in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'
Mark Hamill confirmed yesterday that his iconic character Luke Skywalker will indeed be back as a Force Ghost in the forthcoming ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ film.
‘The Rise of Skywalker’ is due in theaters December 20th and J. J. Abrams is doing his best to keep everything about the trilogy endcap under wraps. However, Hamill is currently out promoting the new ‘Child’s Play’ movie, in which he voices the demonic doll, and may have inadvertently let this news slip. When asked about his involvement with the ninth episode in the series he said:
"I had closure in The Last Jedi. The fact that I'm involved in any capacity is only because of that peculiar aspect of the Star Wars mythology where if you're a Jedi, you get to come back and make a curtain call as a Force Ghost."
Not everyone has been pleased with how Luke Skywalker’s story has played out over the course of the most recent trilogy, however. The main criticisms derive from Rian Johnson's ‘The Last Jedi’ and many fans are hoping J. J. Abrams will correct course on the so-called problems with Skywalker's exile decision.
Alternatively, Abrams has stated on several occasions that he approved of what Johnson did and has no plans to go in and change things up to satisfy fans.