"I happen to know that George didn't kill Luke until the end of [Episode] IX, after he trained Leia", Hamill said. Alongside Harrison Ford's Han Solo and Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia, Hamill's Skywalker has been a key character to the new canon of movies but it was expected that all three were going to be phased out.
Mark Hamill first appeared as the famous Luke Skywalker in 1977 and starred in Star Wars: The Last Jedi just last year so with a 40-year-long career in the Star Wars franchise it's no wonder he feels like he deserves royal status!
However, in an interview with IGN, Hamill revealed that Lucas meant to kill off Luke at the end of "Episode IX" after he had trained his twin sister General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) the ways of the Force.
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So not only was Luke supposed to die at very end of the Skywalker saga, but he was going to train Leia to be a Jedi.
When Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney, he revealed that he had given the company additional outlines for even more Star Wars movies, but Disney "came up to the decision that they didn't really want to do those". Or was it decades before, when Lucas had the grand idea for 12 movies?
The still-untitled Episode IX is scheduled for release on December 20, 2019.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now available on Digital HD. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy ultimately ditched the majority of Lucas' treatments for the third trilogy in favor of J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan's script for The Force Awakens.