Published: Wed, March 28, 2018
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Screen Junkies Gives Star Wars: The Last Jedi The Honest Trailer Treatment

Screen Junkies Gives Star Wars: The Last Jedi The Honest Trailer Treatment

Hamill then goes on to reveal that Lucas had an "overall arc" for all the iconic characters who feature in his 1970s trilogy, but said this new trilogy feels like a "relay race". However, it seems as though George Lucas would have made similarly massive decisions if he'd made the sequel trilogy.

Jedi Master Luke Skywalker would have died in Episode 9 of the Star Wars franchise in George Lucas' version of the story, Mark Hamill has claimed. "Which is another thread that was never played upon [in The Last Jedi]".

Speaking with IGN, Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill discussed the differences in how The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams and The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson portrayed the famous Jedi.

Luke did train Leia as a Jedi in the Expanded Universe, but this is the first confirmation it would've made it into the movies, along with the news that the ninth instalment would've seen him killed off - something Johnson ultimately (and controversially) chose to do in Episode VIII. Kurtz revealed that Lucas originally didn't want Hamill's Luke and Carrie Fisher's Leia to be siblings, with the "you're definitely not related" reveal coming in the sixth movie (Return of the Jedi).

In 1999, Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz dished up some seriously juicy details on Lucas' plans for the nine movies as they were laid out before 1980.

Star Wars: Episode IX is slated for December 20, 2019.

Despite only returning for 30 seconds at the end of J.J Abrams" 2015 "The Force Awakens", Hamill had a larger role in Rian Johnson's "The Last Jedi' - which was released a year ago.

As for the chances of Luke returning for Episode IX in some form, such as a Force ghost, it looks unlikely as Hamill admitted: "No-one's really talked to me about it".

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