Mark Hamill Doesn't Expect a Return to 'Star Wars' but Reminisces on Emotional Moments

Veteran actor Mark Hamill, best known for his iconic role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, has said he doesn't want to reprise his role in future Star Wars sequels to bring it to life. Despite his role as a Force ghost in "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," Hamill, 71, doesn't expect to return to the hit series in the future. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he shared his emotional journey filming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as well as the poignant scene in which Luke Skywalker and R2-D2 witness the destruction of the Jedi Temple.

Mark Hamill admits he doesn't have any expectations for a return to the Star Wars franchise. While he appeared as a Force ghost in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Hamill doesn't think there will be any future sequels starring his beloved character. The acknowledgment comes as the actor reflects on his emotional journey while filming Star Wars: The Last Jedi and realizes it means the end of his involvement with the series. The far-reaching impact of that realization lives on, with Hamill acknowledging that he still misses the people he's been connected to over the years.

Mark Hamill went through a range of emotions while filming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which he knew would be his last as Luke Skywalker. Every moment becomes meaningful, both as a valuable experience and as a poignant farewell to the franchise and the people he has worked with over the years. Hamill specifically remembers the scene where Luke and R2-D2 witness the destruction of his Jedi temple, and highlighted the emotional impact on him as an actor of being separated from iconic characters and the Star Wars universe.

As Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced the development of three new films in the franchise, Mark Hamill expressed his lack of expectations for future Star Wars shows. While details of these projects have yet to be released, Hamill's take suggests his journey as Luke Skywalker is likely over.

In another revelation, Hamill opened up about his relationship with the late Carrie Fisher, his Star Wars co-star. He described their relationship as tumultuous, marked by heated arguments and long periods of silence. Despite occasional conflicts, their relationship was also one of love and support, making their relationship both complex and enduring.

Mark Hamill's statement that he doesn't want to return to the Star Wars franchise marks the end of his tenure as Luke Skywalker. As he reflected on his emotional journey while filming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the actor acknowledged the importance of saying goodbye to the series and those associated with it. As fans look to the future of Star Wars with the release of new films, Hamill's Luke Skywalker remains a cherished part of the franchise's history.