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Mark Hamil ‘doesn’t care’ about coming back as a Force ghost in Star Wars Episode IX

April 11th, 2018 by Marc Comments

We know this is a big discussion online at the minute, with many fans coming to cyber blows (usually name calling and mum insulting) over it…

The new Star Wars fans, with little or no reverence for the original movies, were happy to not have Han, Luke and Leia together on screen (‘it’s not their story anymore’), while the older fans (yes, that includes us) just wanted to see the original team together on screen (‘it will always be their story’); even just for a few minutes.

Something like this (we don’t know who created this but it’s awesome):

Now, Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, has been talking about the possibility of coming back for the ninth movie in the core saga and the loss of princess Leia, Carrie Fisher and how, ultimately, the union of Han, Luke and Leia was never going to happen in the new movies:

“You were asking earlier, ‘Are you gonna come back?’ I don’t care anymore, on that level. 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. 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 [Carrie Fisher] that we did.”

While Hamill is clearly upset over the death of his friend and college, we’re also reading a thread through this comment that leads us to believe that he – and he’s not stranger to getting in trouble over being vocal about his dislike of the direction the new movies (for example here, here and here) took – is really not happy about current state of the movies and ultimately has no desire to come back as a Force ghost ala Obi-Wan in the original trilogy.

We hope he does for sure… but we understand if he doesn’t.

What say you all?

Source: ABC News

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….