Star Wars fans seasoned enough to have seen the original trilogy play out in movie theaters were surprised to learn Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia were actually twins -- not to mention the children of Darth Vader. It was quite a twist, and it certainly changed the dynamic between Luke and Leia.
In the first Star Wars movie, Luke was pretty obviously crushing on Leia. She later even kissed him on the lips. The relationship took on a new level of Game of Thrones awkwardness when the big reveal was announced -- and Leia responded by saying somehow she'd always known Luke was her bro. (Really, girl? OK.)
Welp, Luke didn't always know, and neither did Mark Hamill, who had this classic response when a fan asked when he learned about the sibling twist:
Yeah, maybe George Lucas should've stepped in and told Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher to save room for the holy ghost in that steamy photo.
If anyone understands inappropriate twin lust, it's a Lannister. Since the final season of Game of Thrones is now airing, Star Wars fans couldn't help but reply with references to Jaime and Cersei Lannister:
Jaime and Cersei Lannister started Game of Thrones as the twin couple who were caught, um, together at the end of the very first episode. Now the Lannisters are estranged -- although Cersei is pregnant with Jaime's baby -- and it's Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen who are the new incestuous relations gettin' it on. Dany and Jon just found out she is his biological aunt, and at least there's some awkwardness there. (He's uncomfortable that they're related; she's just upset that his claim is now stronger than hers.)
Star Wars and Game of Thrones have another thing in common in that they are ending their main sagas this year, but have more spinoff projects in the works.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the end of the Skywalker Saga, and will include both Mark Hamill's Luke and Carrie Fisher's Leia. We lost Fisher during filming for The Last Jedi, but The Rise of Skywalker is using previously unseen footage from The Force Awakens to keep Leia in Episode IX. Luke apparently died in The Last Jedi but will still be back for the final movie, along with the also presumed dead Emperor Palpatine. Sadly, Mark Hamill never got the Luke/Leia/Han reunion he wanted (or at least we don't think he did).
Mark Hamill previously talked about a recurring silly fight he had with Carrie Fisher on Luke's royal status. He has none, as Fisher kept trying to point out, despite Hamill wanting Luke to be a prince alongside her princess. Maybe Fisher had some Game of Thrones to her in that respect, too -- the ladies want to rule!
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in theaters on December 20. Game of Thrones Season 8 continues Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.
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