Although it's only been a year since Lucasfilm last delivered a Star Wars movie to the public, it's been double that time since the first installment of the current Star Wars trilogy, The Force Awakens, was released and brought this franchise back to a theatrical setting after a decade away (not including The Clone Wars animated movie). There's a lot to look forward to in The Last Jedi, including Mark Hamill making his full return as Luke Skywalker after cameoing in The Force Awakens. However, with exactly three weeks to go until The Last Jedi's release, Hamill is reminding folks who eventually see the movie to not start blabbing about plot details immediately.
Most people consider December to be the holiday season, but as with 2015 and 2016, this year it also doubles as Star Wars season. The general public will soon find out what Star Wars: The Last Jedi has in store, while reporters/critics/other lucky people will learn what goes down even earlier. But whether you're a professional in the movie-making industry or are just one member in the legion of Star Wars fans, Mark Hamill would like you to stay mum for as long as possible on spoilers, passing along the request on his Twitter page. It's certainly fine to discuss The Last Jedi privately with other people who have seen the movie, but revealing major twists on social media or to someone who hasn't had the chance to return to the galaxy far, far away yet is a big no-no. Follow the golden rule: if you wouldn't want a movie you've been looking forward to for a long time instantly spoiled, then don't do it to someone else.
Next month will be big for Mark Hamill. Although it was announced years ago that he was returning to the Star Wars universe alongside Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and other mainstays from the Original Trilogy, Luke only fully appeared in The Force Awakens during the last minute, where he looked shocked to see Rey standing there with his old lightsaber. The Last Jedi picks up immediately after this, and although Luke will be initially wary of Rey, he'll soon start helping her hone her Force abilities. But beyond seeing him on Ahch-To, where he's been in exile for several years, it's unclear what else will happen with Luke in The Last Jedi. With The First Order and The Resistance still at war with each other, one would hope that Rey would be able to convince Luke to finally leave Ahch-To and rejoin the fight. However, given Luke's feeling that the Jedi need to end, there's no guarantee yet that he'll step back into his heroic shoes as the movie progresses.