Mark Hamill doesn’t expect Star Wars return

Mark Hamill doesn’t expect to return to ‘Star Wars’.

Mark Hamill is an American actor, voice actor, and writer. He was born on September 25, 1951, in Oakland, California. Hamill is best known for his iconic role as Luke Skywalker in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, which began with “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” in 1977.

Although the 71-year-old actor’s alter-ego Luke Skywalker died in Rian Johnson’s 2017 movie ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, he appeared as a Force ghost in J.J. Abrams’ 2019 movie ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ but Mark doesn’t expect to appear in any upcoming sequels.

“I don’t have any expectations of that happening.” And, he admitted he was emotional during the scene in ‘The Last Jedi’ where Luke and R2 watched his Jedi temple burn.

Hamill’s portrayal of Luke Skywalker catapulted him to international fame and made him a pop culture icon. He played the character in “The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) and “Return of the Jedi” (1983). His performance as the young Jedi knight fighting against the forces of evil, particularly Darth Vader, left a lasting impression on audiences worldwide.

He said: “Well, the whole thing was emotional, because when I read [Episode] VIII, I knew it was over. So I was relishing every moment, but also saying goodbye to all those people that I had associated with over the years. So I still miss them.”

Mark’s comments come after Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy recently revealed that three new movies are in the works.

Meanwhile, Mark previously admitted that he often went months without speaking to Carrie Fisher after “big arguments”.

The actor opened up about his “tumultuous relationship” with his ‘Star Wars’ co-star – who died in 2016 at the age of 60 – revealing they were often loving and supporting but they also had explosive rows which led to long periods of silence between the pair.

Mark explained: “I have to tell you, we had a tumultuous relationship. We could be as loving and supportive as possible, then we could have big arguments and say: ‘Well, I never want to speak to you again,’ and not speak for six months.”

However, the sulky silences didn’t last long and they always picked up their friendship where they left off. Mark added: “Every time you came back, you picked up right where you left off. We had a connection that is special.”

In addition to his work in the “Star Wars” franchise, Hamill has had a prolific career in voice acting. He is widely recognized as the voice of the Joker in the critically acclaimed animated series “Batman: The Animated Series” (1992-1995) and other related projects. His interpretation of the Joker is highly regarded and has become one of the most iconic portrayals of the character.

Beyond “Star Wars” and voice acting, Hamill has appeared in various film and television projects throughout his career. Some notable roles include the film “Corvette Summer” (1978), the TV series “The Flash” (1990-1991), and the recent “Star Wars” sequels, starting with “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” (2015). He has also made guest appearances in numerous TV shows and lent his voice to various animated characters.

Hamill is known for his dedication to his craft and his engagement with fans. He has become a beloved figure in the geek and sci-fi communities, actively participating in conventions and events, where he shares stories and interacts with admirers.

Mark Hamill’s contributions to film and television, particularly his portrayal of Luke Skywalker, have left an indelible mark on popular culture. His talent, versatility, and warm personality have endeared him to audiences worldwide, making him an enduring and respected figure in the entertainment industry.

Mark Hamill has a net worth of $18 million.

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