Ever since Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) died in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” fans have been wondering if he will still be seen in “.” In fact, a lot of fans are still hoping to see the Jedi Master in the sequel trilogy’s final installment, guiding the new Jedi, Rey (Daisy Ridley).
However, in true Lucasfilm style, the film company has been keeping the next movie’s details in sacred secrecy. But, in one of Hamill’s tweet, the 66-year-old actor shared a comic book illustration of his character, hinting at his return. Does this indicate that fans will once again see the Master Jedi in “Episode IX?”
A mysterious tweet
In the tweet, Luke seems to be sitting on the cliff on Ahch-To, the place where he died in “The Last Jedi.” The image even has a speech bubble saying, “See you around, kid…” Has Hamill just hinted at his return in “Star Wars: Episode IX?”
What’s written in the speech bubble is the same phrase Luke said Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) after they had a fight via Force projection.
Hamill also captioned the snap with “#Foreshadowing,” which means a warning or an indication. Does this indicate his appearance in the sequel trilogy’s final installment?
— Mark Hamill ()
A possibility of seeing Force Ghost Luke
According to Bustle, Hamill’s tweet might be an indication that Luke will be seen in the franchise’s next movie. Just as fans’ strongly believe, Luke might be seen as a Force Ghost. In fact, “The Last Jedi” director, Rian Johnson, didn’t deny the possibility of seeing Force Ghost Luke.
Johnson admitted to Business Insider in December 2017 that he has no idea what J.J. Abrams and his screenwriter, Chris Terrio, is going to do in the next movie installment. However, setting up the possibilities of Luke‘s appearance, he could be like Obi-Wan Kenobi after “New Hope.”
Johnson added the possibilities of Luke’s appearance is now more exciting as fans are about to see him in a different world – far different from what fans used to see of him using a lightsaber.
In fact, Luke’s death opens a lot of possibilities for the character.
Hamill’s request for his character’s ending
On the other hand, Hamill himself talked about the question of his possible appearance in “ as a Force Ghost. In an interview back in March 2018 with IGN, the voice actor neither denied nor admitted his return to the movie.
Hamill insisted he really has no idea if he will be seen in the sequel trilogy’s final installment. In fact, no one from the movie’s production is talking to him about it. In the original trilogy, Hamill feels likes he had a complete story, “a beginning, middle, and an end.” However, in the sequel trilogy, he feels like he just had a beginning and an end, so the first thing he asked Johnson at the time was if they could push his death to “Episode IX.”