Star Wars: The Last Jedi will finally allow both Rey and audiences to spend some quality time with Luke Skywalker after the character made a brief appearance at the end of The Force Awakens. As fans eagerly wait to see the outcome of that meeting between Skywalker and Rey, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger stated that the long wait for Hamill’s full return to the franchise will be worthwhile.
During a ceremony where the late Carrie Fisher was honored as a Disney Legend, Iger introduced Hamill and praised his work on The Last Jedi as the actor’s “best performance to date.”
Hamill then spoke fondly of Carrie Fisher:
“I know if Carrie was here this morning, she would have flipped me the bird at least twice already. I loved her and we were like siblings. We would fight — but we loved each other.”
Iger has previously paid tribute to Fisher, stating:
“Carrie has been an iconic part of the Star Wars franchise and will always hold very special place in our hearts. We miss her talent and wit.”
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Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio del Toro.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in theaters on December 15, 2017.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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