Mark Hamill Reveals How Luke Will Return In The Rise Of Skywalker

Speaking at the premiere for Child’s Play, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker star Mark Hamill confirmed everyone’s suspicions that he will return as a wisdom-dispensing Force Ghost in the next installment of the Star Wars saga.

“I had closure in the last one,” Hamill said. “The fact that I’m involved in any capacity is only because of that peculiar aspect of the Star Wars mythology where if you’re a Jedi you get to come back and make a curtain call as a Force Ghost.”

Check the full interview out in the player below.

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In The Last Jedi we saw Luke disappear and become one with The Force. The Star Wars world has seen plenty of characters making their return as Force Ghosts so this is hardly a surprise. This will likely be the last time fans see Hamill as Luke Skywalker.

Other returning cast members for The Rise of Skywalker include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast are Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings), and Keri Russell (The Americans), who will also be joined by veteran Star Wars actors  Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

In addition to directing, Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio (ArgoJustice League). Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, and Abrams will produce, with Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin executive producing. Composer John Williams, who has scored every chapter in the Star Wars saga since 1977’s A New Hope, will return to a galaxy far, far away with Rise of Skywalker.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is scheduled for release on December 20.