Mark Hamill Responds To Star Wars 8 Speculation

Mark Hamill as Luke filming Star Wars: Episode 8

The new age of Star Wars on film has been defined by Lucasfilm's uncanny ability to keep their projects' secrets under wraps until they're ready to release something. Nobody knew what the plot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was until the movie premiered, and though it was heavily rumored, Darth Vader's return in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was never officially confirmed until last week's rollout of information in EW. Director Gareth Edwards completed principal photography without an image of the Dark Lord leaking online.

Simply put, the studio runs a tight ship and their roster of talented actors and directors know exactly what they're allowed to share publicly in interviews and what's better kept off the record. Few (if any) are more adept at this than Mark Hamill. Known for his sense of humor, he loves interacting with the fans and has a lot of fun teasing exclusive "spoilers" about the upcoming movies (see: his comment on how he views Daisy Ridley like a daughter). The most pertinent Star Wars twists and turns are always safe in Hamill's vault, but depending on how you interpreted his latest quote, he may have let something major slip from Star Wars: Episode VIII.

During an event to promote homeless charity The Big Issue in London, Hamill mentioned "I finish Episode VIII, and then I'm out of work." Some may read this as a "clue" that Luke Skywalker will meet his demise in Rian Johnson's saga installment, but the actor later took to Twitter to clarify what exactly he meant by his comment:

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