Mark Hamill says he ‘can’t imagine’ returning to Star Wars universe

‘I don’t want to be greedy’

Louis Chilton
Tuesday 12 May 2020 10:20 BST
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Mark Hamill has confirmed that he will not feature in any future Star Wars films or TV series.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the actor, who appeared as prodigal jedi Luke Skywalker in six Star Wars films, said that he “can’t imagine” returning to the character again.

“I had a beginning, middle, and end,” he said. “Those films gave me far more than I ever expected when we started out so it’s never even occurred to me.

“My farewell was in Episode IX and it was bittersweet,” he continued. “I love all those people and I certainly have affection for George [Lucas] and the character he created. I’m full of gratitude for what it has given me and my career but I don’t want to be greedy.

“There are still so many more stories to tell and so many great actors to tell them, they don’t need me.”

Although the trilogy of trilogies – dubbed the “Skywalker saga” by Disney – has now concluded, there are still several Star Wars spin-off series in the pipeline, which will debut on Disney+.

A new Star Wars film, directed and co-written by Thor: Ragnarok‘s Taika Waititi, was also recently announced.

The first season of The Mandalorian debuted on Disney+ last year, with a second set to come out later this year. Because the show is set five years after the events of Return of the Jedi, some fans had speculated that Hamill’s Skywalker could be set to appear at some point down the line.

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