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Mark Hamill Confirms He's Said Goodbye To Luke Skywalker

Mark Hamill Confirms He's Said Goodbye To Luke Skywalker

Star Wars legend Mark Hamill has confirmed his appearance in last year's The Rise of Skywalker will very likely be his last for the franchise, having said he's ready to retire from the galaxy far, far away without allowing himself to become too 'greedy'.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, 68-year-old Hamill was asked whether or not he'd ever consider acting in the Star Wars series ever again, if the circumstances were right.

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But the actor sounded fairly adamant that he'd made his mind up, saying his 'bittersweet' farewell 'was in Episode IX'.

"Oh, I can't imagine that, no," he said of the prospect of returning.

"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.

Mark Hamill. Credit: PA
Mark Hamill. Credit: PA

"I love all those people and I certainly have affection for George 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.

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"There are still so many more stories to tell and so many great actors to tell them, they don't need me."

After all, Hamill's now got another iconic character to take care of, having recently joined the cast of Kevin Smith's Masters of the Universe as Skeletor.

Along with Hamill, the ensemble cast also includes Lena Headey as Evil-Lyn, Chris Wood as Prince Adam/He-Man, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Teela, Liam Cunningham as Man-At-Arms, Stephen Root as Cringer, Diedrich Bader as King Randor/Trap Jaw, Griffin Newman as Orko, Tiffany Smith as Andra, Henry Rollins as Tri-Klops, Alan Oppenheimer as Moss Man, Susan Eisenberg as Sorceress, Alicia Silverstone as Queen Marlena, Justin Long as Roboto, Jason Mewes as Stinkor, Phil LaMarr as He-Ro, Tony Todd as Scare Glow, Cree Summer as Priestess, Kevin Michael Richardson as Beast Man, Kevin Conroy as Mer-Man and Harley Quinn Smith as Ileena.

Smith said in a press release for the new project: "I cannot believe the lineup of talent I get to play with.

"The incredible, star-studded cast that Mattel's Rob David and Netflix's Ted Biaselli assembled for our Masters of the Universe series will let any lifelong He-Man fan know we're treating this cartoon seriously and honoring the legendary world of Eternia with A-list talent.

"Chris, Sarah, Mark, Lena and the other amazing actors and actresses have given performances so powerful and real in a show that features a talking giant green tiger.

"With these fantastic performers behind our characters, it'll be crazy easy to immerse yourself in the swords and sorcery of our epic sci-fi soap opera."

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Celebrity, Mark Hamill

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]