Mark Hamill Confirms How He'll Be Returning in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 19: Mark Hamill attends the Premiere of Orion Pictures and United Artists Releasing's "Child's Play" at ArcLight Hollywood on June 19, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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We can always count on Mark Hamill to give us Star Wars hints, much to Disney and Lucasfilm's displeasure.

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This was not an exception when the 67-year-old actor was asked questions about the upcoming installment, The Rise of Skywalker, at the Child’s Play premiere earlier this week. According to, the Associated Press inquired about Hamill’s involvement in the final film in the Skywalker Saga, to which he re-confirmed he will be appearing, and shed new light on how.

When asked if this would be his final appearance in the Star Wars franchise, Hamill replied, “I sure hope so,” before elaborating, “I had closure in [The Last Jedi]. The fact that I’m involved in any capacity is only because of that peculiar aspect of the Star Wars mythology where if you’re a Jedi, you get to come back and make a curtain call as a Force ghost.”

The fact that Hamill confirmed he will be a Force Ghost in the film doesn’t come as a big shock to fans, as most have been convinced since it was revealed the actor would appear in the ninth installment that he would have to return that way. After all, he died in the previous film, The Last Jedi. However, suspicious fans have been speculating other ways he could come back, with some using promotional photos as possible evidence that Luke will be resurrected.

Despite knowing a major part of Luke Skywalker’s return in The Rise of Skywalker, we still have so many questions. We’ll just have to wait until the film debuts on Dec. 20 to find everything out.

This article also appears on Mental Floss.