Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill has taken to Twitter to share with fans a controversial take on his character’s death in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Luke Skywalker’s death in The Last Jedi came after the Jedi Master tapped back into the force and projected himself across the galaxy to become the legend the Resistance, inspiring hope in others to rise up against the domination of the First Order. While the amount of time Luke had disconnected himself from the force remains a mystery, there’s no question Luke’s act of heroism led him to make the ultimate sacrifice and become one with the force itself.
Hamill revealed on social media that he sees his character death similar to how many drug users die when having a relapse after spending an extended amount of time sober. You can check out his tweet below.
THE FORCE KILLED LUKE. You have to acknowledge the irony in his fate.
Almost like an addict that kicked his habit cold-turkey, remained clean for decades, only to re-use just once & then, tragically, overdoses.#SadSkywalker #ForceFatality #JediJunkie pic.twitter.com/CmavbUUBJh
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) October 22, 2018
Although Luke Skywalker may have passed into the force, Hamill is officially confirmed to return in JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode IX and expected to appear as a Force Ghost in the film. Abrams has returned to direct the final installment of the Skywalker Saga from a script he’s co-written with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice writer Chris Terrio. Production on the project is currently underway.
The film stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russel, Matt Smith, Dominic Monaghan, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and Mark Hamill.
Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters December 20, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Star Wars franchise as we learn it.
New ‘Aquaman’ Movie-Themed Comic Variant Covers Spotlight Arthur & Mera
DC Comics has unveiled the Aquaman movie-themed variant covers for the Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth crossover event.
DC Comics' Justice League and Aquaman series' will soon crossover for a story arc titled Drowned Earth and the publisher is releasing variant covers based on Warner Bros.' upcoming film about the King of Atlantis to commemorate the event. Now, six variant covers featuring Jason Momoa's Arthur Curry and Amber Heard's Mera have been released with illustrations from artists Francis Manapul, Francesco Mattina, Lucio Parillo, Ben Oliver, Dale Keown, and Nicola Scott.
You can check out the first cover below and click "next" to continue the gallery!
Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth #1 will be available on October 31, 2018.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.