Mark Hamill Says Luke Didn’t Die A Virgin

Luke with his lightsaber in Star Wars The Last Jedi

Through the entire Star Wars saga, fans have had a pretty good beat on exactly where Luke Skywalker has been at all times. The movies have shown everything from his birth to his death, and while there have been some time jumps installed in the storytelling, various exposition and material deemed canonical has filled in the gaps. Despite all of this, however, one question has continued to make fans scratch their heads: did Luke ever have sex?

Because the movies are aimed at audiences of all ages, it's not a subject that has specifically made its way into the movies - though it has been pointed out that Luke has never been shown to have any kind of on-screen romance. This has kept speculation alive, but now Mark Hamill has offered his two cents on the matter via his Twitter account:

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Earlier today a Twitter user posed a question to her followers asking if Luke Skywalker died a virgin, and while he wasn't actually tagged in the post, Mark Hamill found it and addressed the topic from his own perspective. He offered that fans can really make up any version of events that they want based on the evidence presented, but according to his own view of the character and his personally-constructed backstory, Luke did at some point find an opportunity to have a sexual relationship.

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Of course, knowing this opens up a whole lot of other questions that we may never get specific answers to - unless Mark Hamill decides to offer them at some point down the line. The big one, of course, is the identity of the person with whom Luke had sex - but speculation in that arena comes part in parcel with queries such as when they were together; if they were in a romantic relationship; and what happened between them both before and after the sexual encounter.

One can expect that this revelation will also add some fuel to the flame in the on-going conversation regarding the parentage of Daisy Ridley's Rey. While Star Wars: The Last Jedi told us who Rey's mom and dad were, there are some who continue to not accept the word of Adam Driver's Kylo Ren, and they have continued to wonder if the heroine might be Luke's offspring. Knowing that Luke did have sex at some point in his life does technically increase the chances of a closer familial relationship with Rey... but there is also still plenty of evidence out there that suggests that possibility is not really on the table (not to mention the fact that the statement makes it sound like the topic isn't going to be addressed in the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker).

Right now this is all the information that we have to go on, but it's certainly a subject that could easily be fleshed out at some point in the future. Beyond the blockbuster movies there are still comics, novels, and television shows being produced at a constant rate, and there is every possibility that one of them will eventually address the subject of Luke's sexuality and sexual history. We'll just have to wait.

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