Star Wars legend Mark Hamill has seemingly left the famed franchise after the death of his character Luke Skywalker. During The Last Jedi, Luke died by dramatically disappearing, much like the death of Obi-Wan Kenobi in A New Hope.
However, many have been hoping that Mark would be returning for the upcoming Star Wars film, Episode IX. When asked about a reprisal of his role, Mark said,
The film is scheduled to begin filming in the next few weeks, so it seems unlikely that Mark wouldn't know. However, it's possible he is simply playing coy, and avoiding spoiling a big surprise for us. After all, Yoda's return in The Last Jedi was incredibly unexpected.
His return is also somewhat plausible, since Mark had claimed Leia Organa would be playing a much larger part in Episode IX, but after Carrie Fisher's unexpected and tragic death, the storyline would've been altered dramatically.
There have also been rumors of other Star Wars veterans coming back for this film, including Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi. We'll have to wait and see what happens when Star Wars: Episode IX