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Star Wars 9: Mark Hamill Loves To Return as Force Ghost

Luke Skywalker's return is still uncertain, but Mark Hamill had ideas for it already.

Luke Skywalker is not in the mortal realm anymore after his heroic sacrifice at the end of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The Jedi master puts himself between the battered Resistance group and Kylo Ren's army so that the good guys can escape. It was an elegantly inspiring showdown, even when the lightsabers never touch. Luke then becomes one with the Force, joining the long line of deceased Jedi.

Answering Radio Times, Hamill teases his ideas for Luke's possible return:

Well I thought, if he’s a Force Ghost I’d love to see him used in a way that hasn’t been done before. I mean let’s use the word ghost! That implies that it’s frightening. What if he… even in some other form, I think it’d be funny… well, I don’t want to give it away. I do have ideas; most of them are so terrible that they don’t consider them at all! But like I say, I don’t know if I am going to be back.


Jedi returning as Force Ghost isn't unconventional to the Star Wars canon. They often visit their disciples to offer wise advice on dealing with the impending calamity. Star Wars fans love those moments as it seems no matter how experienced a Jedi can be, he or she is like a young Padawan next to the late master.

Hamill, however, emphasized on "frightening," which could hint at his liking for a hostile relation between the late Luke and Kylo Ren. This would also be a chance to introduce more concepts of utilizing the Force as the sequels are expanding the mythos.

Star Wars 9 is going into production this summer.