Date of birth
25th September, 1951
CAUTION: Plot spoilers for 'The Last Jedi'
The question of whether Hamill’s iconic film character would be appearing in the upcoming ninth instalment of the Star Wars series has been consuming fan forums, with the possibility of Luke Skywalker returning as a kind of ‘Force Ghost’ being raised as a possibility.
Hamill himself remained tight-lipped about that prospect in an interview just a few weeks ago, but now he’s seemingly had a change of heart, telling ABC News this week that he’s lost interest in ever coming back to Star Wars, particularly after Harrison Ford’s Han Solo was killed off in The Force Awakens, as well as the death of co-star Carrie Fisher.
Continue reading: Mark Hamill "Doesn't Care" Whether Luke Skywalker Returns To 'Star Wars'
Mark Hamill has some interesting ideas surrounding a potential return for Luke Skywalker to the 'Star Wars' universe.
Mark Hamill has some big plans for Luke Skywalker if he's to make a return to the 'Star Wars' episodic series. When we last saw the character, he was seen to be sacrificing his life in 'The Last Jedi' to save those who could go on and fight the First Order. Whilst many think he'll make a miraculous recovery somehow, it would seem that the Jedi Master truly has been wiped out, taking his leave in a similar vein to that of Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Despite that, we have seen some of the most iconic 'Star Wars' characters make a comeback as Force Ghosts. That could serve as a vehicle for Luke to also make his return, and Hamill seems to be on board. He doesn't think Luke should remain cool, calm, and collected presence however.
Mark Hamill at the 2018 Empire Film Awards held at the Roundhouse in London. Among this year's winners were 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', 'Logan' and 'Get Out'. Mark Hamill was honoured with the Empire Icon Award while Steven Spielberg took home the Empire Legend of our Lifetime Award - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 18th March 2018
Could we see a much younger version of Luke Skywalker in the future?
Mark Hamill has been one of the biggest stars to come from the 'Star Wars' universe ever since it first hit the big screen with its initial episodic trilogy. Playing Luke Skywalker, he lead the sci-fi genre for a number of years before seemingly hanging up his Jedi robes in 'Return of the Jedi'. Over three decades later however, and Hamill would make his return in last year's 'The Last Jedi', following a small scene in 'The Force Awakens' back in 2015.
Though his return may have been a short-lived one, as his time in the film series seemed to come to a definitive end in 'The Last Jedi', Hamill's presence, and of course that of Skywalker, is one that will be felt into the far future. But, could we see the character make a return in a completely different form? An origins story, perhaps?
Continue reading: Mark Hamill Reveals His Top Pick For Casting A Young Luke Skywalker
The actor finally gets his long-awaited Boulevard star.
It's been more than 40 years since Mark Hamill first appeared as Luke Skywalker in the 'Star Wars' film series, and it's only now that he has finally received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was surrounded by his loving co-stars at the event, where George Lucas and Harrison Ford honoured him.
The 66-year-old looked thrilled to accept the prestigious honour in front of Los Angeles' El Capitan Theatre yesterday (March 8th 2018), in front of friends, family and co-stars. Notably in attendance at the special ceremony on the Hollywood Boulevard was the creator of the 'Star Wars' franchise George Lucas.
Continue reading: Star Wars On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame: Mark Hamill Is Finally Honoured
Mark Hamill at the Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony where 'Star Wars' actor Mark Hamill was finally honored with a Star on the Hollywood Boulevard - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 8th March 2018
The actor says he hopes Luke actually "teleported" rather than passing away.
Many of the events that took place in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' were controversial for audiences, and one of the most shocking moments came when we saw Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) seemingly exit the series for good. Though he made a big return at the beginning of the film, found in his self-imposed exile by Rey (Daisy Ridley) and brought back into the action, it doesn't look like Luke will be starring in the ninth episodic instalment of the 'Star Wars' series next year.
Causing a distraction that would allow the Resistance to escape an attack, Luke created a hologram of himself to fight Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), but in doing so, audiences saw his physical being disappear. The only thing left behind when all was said and done were Luke's robes, which blew off in the wind, leaving the majority of viewers to come to the conclusion that Luke had died.
Hamill had declared in an interview, “he’s not my Luke Skywalker.”
Mark Hamill has admitted he regrets publicly voicing his criticism of ‘The Last Jedi’ and director Rian Johnson.
During the press tour for the film earlier this month, Hamill gave a few choice quotes about the direction of his character in the new movie, including saying he was “not my Luke Skywalker.”
Continue reading: Mark Hamill Regrets Voicing Criticisms Of 'The Last Jedi'
Audiences weren't the only ones with criticisms for the new movie.
Since the release of the eagerly anticipated 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', there has been quite the mixed reaction from fans. Now it seems that even Mark Hamill had some reservations about the direction his character Luke Skywalker took within the new storyline created by Rian Johnson.
The 66-year-old was thrilled to be back in the thick of things with the second part of the new 'Star Wars' trilogy, having only made the briefest of appearances in 2015's 'The Force Awakens'. However, he did admit that he clashed slightly with the director/screenwriter over what he deemed a very different interpretation of his character.
In 2015, J.J. Abrams unleashed the first part of a new 'Star Wars' trilogy upon the world with his film 'The Force Awakens'. Many thought the movie was playing it a bit too safe, but served as a great platform to introduce new characters such as Daisy Ridley's Rey and John Boyega's Finn.
Continue reading: Mark Hamill Discusses 'Star Wars' Prequels And 'The Force Awakens'
He felt like he was on another world in 'The Last Jedi'.
It's true that the sets and scenery from 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' have been bigger and better than ever before, and for Mark Hamill it was almost an other-worldly experience that reminded him of his early days working on the franchise. He reveals his favourite memory from working on the new movie.
The 66-year-old 'Star Wars' legend was taken back to the days of 'Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope' with the new movie as they shot on the glorious island of Skellig Michael in County Kerry, Ireland for 'The Last Jedi'. There was a moment he almost believed he was Luke Skywalker.
Continue reading: Mark Hamill Shares His Favourite Memory From Making 'Star Wars'
Daisy Ridley at the European premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' held at the Royal Albert Hall. The film is the second installment of the new trilogy, and it has been directed by Rian Johnson - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 12th December 2017
Mark Hamill and Marilou Hamil at the LA premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'. Directed by Rian Johnson, the movie is the second film in the new 'Star Wars' sequel trilogy, following 2015's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', and eighth film in the series altogether - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 10th December 2017
Mark Hamill at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival opening night premiere of Focus Features' 'The Book Of Henry' held at ArcLight Cinemas Culver City - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 14th June 2017