After briefly appearing at the end of The Force Awakens, audiences will finally be reunited with Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Though most of his time will evidently be spent alongside Rey on the island of Ahch-To – where the Jedi Master has been in self-exile – many fans are hoping to see Luke reunite with Leia, especially considering Carrie Fisher’s death last year means Episode VIII will mark her final appearance in the franchise. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Mark Hamill discussed Luke’s bond with Leia and hinted that the Last Jedi will provide answers on how their relationship developed in the years since the original trilogy.
Hamill stated that The Last Jedi will provide fans with the answers on why Luke chose to exile himself:
“Luke longs to have that extended family that he established in the original trilogies, but now he’s at a place in his life and in his history where he’s shunned all of that. The big question is why didn’t he respond to Leia during [The Force Awakens]? There’s a lot of things you can’t answer until you see this movie.”
While Luke may have banished himself, Hamill revealed that the Jedi Master may not have closed the door on finding his way to his sister entirely:
“It’s very important for Luke to feel grounded and feel like he has a family. I think he loves her dearly. I mean, I can’t separate Leia from Carrie and Mark from Luke in that regard because we were like real siblings. We had these huge rows and we blew hot and cold, but months even years would go by and then you’d see them again and it’s like…”
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In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
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: Entertainment Weekly