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Massive spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
It's a good time to be a Star Wars fan. With Disney no in charge of the iconic property, there is a wealth of new content being produced, expanding the galaxy far, far away. While standalone films like Solo and Rian Johnson's upcoming trilogy are exciting prospects, the hardcore fans are most interested in the current trilogy, which continues the Skywalker saga. Star Wars: The Last Jedi did just that, while also subverting fan expectations and throwing some major twists the fandom's way. Perhaps the most controversial was Luke Skywalker's apparent death after his confrontation with Kylo Ren, and now Mark Hamill has offered his hilarious perspective on Luke's fate.
I refuse to believe that he's gone. My theory is he just teleported to somewhere else and left his robe behind. He teleported to a nudist colony, that's what I'm hoping.
Despite Luke seemingly perishing in an identical way to his mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mark Hamill is choosing a sunnier perspective. He'd like to believe Luke simply teleported to a new destination... in the buff. Carrie Fisher did always say that there's no underwear in space.
Mark Hamill's comments to BBC are sure to delight the generations of Star Wars fans out there. While Luke passed away after exhausting his Force strength during the conflict on Crait, Hamill is going to send his signature character to a happier place. After all, Luke's fate was one of the most controversial aspects of The Last Jedi.
Rian Johnson's work in The Last Jedi purposefully took sharp left turns from what fans were expecting. While the community was happy to see Luke becoming the master and training Rey in the ways of The Force, they were eager for the franchise's hero get involved in the main action of the film. Ultimately he refused to join Rey and Chewie on the Falcon, before having a change of heart and using Force Projection to change the battle on Crait. While his "duel" with Kylo was epic at first, they didn't actually clash lightsabers. And after getting the Resistance to safety and inspiring the movement to live on, he vanished without a trace.
Many fans were upset to find that Luke Skywalker was killed, similar to the way Han got the chop in The Force Awakens. And with Carrie Fisher unfortunately passing away before filming on Episode IX to begin, the fans likely won't ever get the proper goodbye to the character. In the wake of Fisher's death, many fans are hoping that Luke will actually reappear in the next sequel as a Force Ghost. Since Yoda popped up in The Last Jedi, it certainly seems appropriate.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be available digitally on March 13th, and on Blu-Ray March 27th. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip tot he movies.