Mark Hamill Joins in the Speculation Over 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'by HaydnSpurrell
Mark Hamill knows how to engage with his fans in a way that doesn't sound as if he's talking down to them, and that's a talent in and of itself. Of course he's read the script for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and of course he knows what the title is all about. But he's prepared to have some fun and join in on the speculation with the rest of us, too.
During Sundance, promoting his new film Brigsby Bear, he was of course asked plenty about the upcoming Star Wars film, predictably due to the timing of the title reveal. Uproxx has an interview in which Hamill discusses who the Last Jedi may well be.
"By the way, when you read The Force Awakens script, the very first two words are, “Luke Skywalker has vanished.” Ooh, baby, this is going to be good! I’m going to have a great part! But down later in the crawl, and I can’t quote it exactly, I saw on Twitter this morning, “until Skywalker, the last Jedi, is destroyed.” I thought, well, I didn’t know that! I’ve only seen it twice – VII, I mean.
"And I was wondering why they would use that phrase if it was used that way, because it specifies me. And I think it’s very ambiguous. Is the last Jedi Leia? Is it me? […] Is it someone we’ve never met before? Or is it Rey? Because she seems to have the Force as well. So we’ll all wait and see.'
There''s plenty of discussion around just who the title is referring to, but that's not likely to be revealed anytime soon. The film opens December 15, 2017.