Mark Hamill sets the record straight about Luke Skywalker's fate

2016-06-28 20:00

Los Angeles - Mark Hamill has teased that Luke Skywalker may not appear in Star Wars: Episode IX.

The 64-year-old actor - who has played Luke since the first Star Wars film in 1977 - hinted that he might not be required when filming starts in the next chapter of the space opera saga.

He is currently shooting Episode VIII and told an audience at an event supporting homeless charity The Big Issue in London over the weekend: "I finish 'Episode VIII', and then I'm out of work."

His comments led many fans to believe that Luke could be killed off in Rian Johnson's movie, which is due out at the end of next year.

Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled to be released on 23 May, 2019.

However, Hamill was keen to end speculation and later tweeted: "I meant "out of work" because #Ep8 is wrapping soon, OK? #DontOverThinkEVERYTHING #ParsingHamill #WaitForVIII"

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