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Published On: Tue, Jun 28th, 2016

Mark Hamill tweets correction over ‘Star Wars 8’ remarks, role in ‘Star Wars 9’

Fans are overreaching on every little tidbit coming out of the Star Wars: Episode VIII production and Mark Hamill’s recent remarks proves to be another example as the star had to clarify his comments made on stage during a charity event in London.

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Hamill in “Force Awakens”

“I finish Episode 8, and then I’m out of work,” Hamill said, sparking speculation that Luke Skywalker will die in the film. Imagine comments around “He was just making a statement about his job status after filming commences on the next Star Wars film,” to “Luke Skywalker is definitely going to die in Episode 8 because Hamill isn’t returning for Episode 9” and everything in between.

Hamill turned to Twitter:

I meant “out of work” because #Ep8 is wrapping soon, OK?#DontOverThinkEVERYTHING #ParsingHamill #WaitForVIIIhttps://t.co/5CIJ5Gqo99

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) June 27, 2016

Fans are edgy after the shocking twists and turns in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and many expect Kylo Ren’s (Adam Driver) embracing the Dark Side to lead to more carnage. Luke’s appearance in the final scene sets up the new saga, the last Jedi master training his new Padawan, Rey (Daisy Ridley).

Rian Johnson (Looper) is helming Episode 8, while Colin Treverrow (Jurassic World) is directing Episode 9. Also returning are John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, and Andy Serkis, along with franchise newbies Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran.

Star Wars: Episode VIII, will likely get a subtitle soon as production will wrap with a planned release on December 15, 2017.

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