The grand Jedi Master Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, has never been one to not speak candidly. Whilst referring to the loss of the late, great Carrie Fisher, and the fact that Harrison Ford’s Han Solo is dead, the legendary Star Wars actor revealed that he’s not especially keen on returning to the franchise after the loss of his onscreen friends.
“It really has tarnished my ability to enjoy it to its fullest,” Hamill said in an interview with ABC News, “You were asking earlier, ‘Are you gonna come back?’, I don’t care anymore, on that level. Because Han Solo is gone. Luke is gone.”
“You just can’t get the band back together the way you wanted it to be, and it shouldn’t be that way. It is what it is. Rather than being sorry we can’t have more of [Carrie Fisher], I’m just grateful that we had the time with her that we did.”
Mark Hamill’s comments are particularly shocking given how open and thrilled he has outwardly been to return to Star Wars, with the actor even later apologising for remarks he made upon first reading the script for The Last Jedi (in which he told director Rian Johnson that he “fundamentally disagreed with every decision” made concerning his character).
With Skywalker becoming one with the Force at the end of The Last Jedi, many assumed that the veteran lightsaber-wielder would return as a Force ghost in the presently-untitled Episode IX. As for now, we’ll just have to wait for more official news to come from Lucasfilm themselves.
Source: ABC News