It sounds like Mark Hamill is more than ready to move on from Luke Skywalker.
If you haven’t watched “The Last Jedi”, the most recent entry in the “Star Wars” canon, read no further. Spoilers for that film ahead.
Speaking with ABC News in a sit-down interview with wife Marilou York and daughter Chelsea, Hamill says the passing of Carrie Fisher and the on-screen death of Harrison Ford’s Han Solo has “tarnished” his enjoyment of the franchise.
“It really has tarnished my ability to enjoy it to its fullest. You were asking earlier, ‘Are you gonna come back?’ I don’t care anymore, on that level,” he explains. Though Skywalker had a heroic death in “The Last Jedi”, there were rumours that he could return as a Force “ghost” like Obi-Wan Kenobi or Yoda before him.
“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,” he says of his lack of interest in resurrecting Luke Skywalker.
Admitting he still has a “hard time” with Fisher’s passing, Hamill says, “It is what it is. Rather than being sorry that we can’t have more of her, I’m just grateful that we had the time with her that we did.”
“Star Wars: Episode IX” is due in December 2019 from “The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams. The next instalment of the franchise, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” opens in theatres on May 25.