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Sorry folks, Mark Hamill won’t be reprising his iconic role for Star Wars anytime soon


Mark Hamill won’t be returning to the franchise (Picture: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Mark Hamill has ruled out the idea of returning to the Star Wars franchise for any spin-offs and we’re pretty heartbroken.

The veteran actor says he ‘couldn’t imagine’ reprising his iconic role as Luke Skywalker, who – spoiler alert – died at the end of The Last Jedi.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Mark explained: ‘I had a beginning, middle, and end. 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. 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.’

He continued: ‘There are still so many more stories to tell and so many great actors to tell them, they don’t need me.’

We’ll just have to constantly re-watch the movies (Picture: Lucasfilm/Fox/Kobal/REX)

But we need you, Mark.

Despite his death, his character returned as a Force spirit in The Rise of Skywalker and as a ghost in the film’s epilogue scene.

Time to re-watch every film and tear up at the fact we won’t see him as Luke anymore.

He might not be returning, but the star really appreciates spin-off show The Mandalorian so we have that going for us, we guess.

‘I think they have a wonderful advantage in that it’s economical storytelling,’ Mark said on the Disney Plus show.

‘They don’t have the burden of delivering a gigantic special effects extravaganza like the films had to do.

‘It sort of gets back to the basics of George envisioning it as a western in space. It has that tone of a Sergio Leone Western.’

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