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Sunday, 15 April 2018

EPISODE VIII: FACETS OF A SELF-EXILED JEDI...

The heroism and sacrifice of the noble Luke Skywalker. Art by Steve Anderson.

The Last Jedi was certainly a game-changer for fans of Luke Skywalker, as Rian Johnson pushed the character, and Mark Hamill, into a new direction and arc after the icon's prior heroism for the light side of the Force during the Classic Trilogy.


More international character poster variations for the return of Luke Skywalker.

Here's a selection of great imagery of the character and Mark Hamill in the film, behind the scenes and in posed costume/publicity imagery that I hope you enjoy. We hope that this isn't truly the end of the road for the entire saga's finest hero, and that he'll return somewhere to close the Skywalker story for EPISODE IX via writer/director J.J. Abrams input.

A publicity image of Mark in the run-up to EPISODE VIII filming. Image: STARWARS.COM.

Hamill with Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman on the film's Blu-ray release:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEPvyu3iZk8&feature=youtu.be

On location at Skellig Island for the official start of filming in 2016 with Ram Bergman, Rian Johnson and Daisy Ridley.

Filming the lightsaber handover that has now become highly controversial.

Friends of the Force: Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley in a 2018 magazine shoot.

More on Luke's aftermath in VIII: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/mark-hamill-lukes-fate-star-wars-last-jedi-1090262?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDa2vt1_KBs

The Last Jedi wins big at the UK EMPIRE magazine awards ceremony in March 2018.

Another great merchandise art poster by Steve Anderson.

Friends not enemies: Hamill and Adam Driver on the worldwide publicity tour, in China - late 2017.

A truly emotional farewell on and off screen.

On VIII's final Luke/Leia scene:
http://www.etonline.com/mark-hamill-cant-watch-lukes-goodbye-to-carrie-fishers-leia-in-star-wars-the-last-jedi-exclusive


The tragedy of Luke Skywalker's fallen apprentice.
And an uneasy return to the Millennium Falcon.

The original Lucas storyline plan for Luke in IX:
http://uk.ign.com/articles/2018/03/26/mark-hamill-reveals-ending-to-george-lucas-star-wars-episode-9

Clean background posed image of Hamill as Luke.

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of STAR WARS with Ford, Kennedy, Lucas and Billy Lourde. Image: DISNEY.

On the upcoming Episode IX:
https://screenrant.com/mark-hamill-star-wars-9-luke-jj-abrams/

Luke returns back to the dominion of the Force.
On set as Rian Johnson secretly reveals EPISODE VIII's ultimate title.

A final lesson from Master Yoda.

A tireless supporter- Hamill greets the fans, with Kathleen Kennedy and friends.

The 'last' Jedi?

https://www.comicbookmovie.com/sci-fi/star_wars/star-wars-the-last-jedi-star-mark-hamill-explains-his-interpretation-of-what-the-films-final-shot-means-a159636

On future 'past' adventures for Luke Skywalker:

https://www.comicbookmovie.com/sci-fi/star_wars/star-wars-the-last-jedi-actor-mark-hamill-on-being-digitally-recreated-or-recast-for-future-star-wars-films-a159267

Hamill and his family talk:

https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/video/rare-chat-family-star-wars-icon-mark-hamill-54368183

A crowd pleasing 'return' for Luke during the Battle of Crait.
More than earning his Hollywood Star in 2018.

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