'Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi' spoiler: Mark Hamill drops hint about next installment

The Last Jedi
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" promotional photo. (Lucasfilm)

Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in the “Star Wars” saga, hinted that the last Jedi may not be who the fans thought it was.

In “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” the first two sentences of the opening crawl of the film hinted at Luke being the last Jedi: “Luke Skywalker has vanished. In his absence, the sinister First Order has risen from the ashes of the Empire and will not rest until Skywalker, the last Jedi, has been destroyed.”

However, in an interview with Uproxx to promote his Sundance film “Brigsby Bear,” Hamill seemed to suggest that line was misleading.

Hamill said in the first part of the crawl of “Episode VII,” it mentioned Luke Skywalker. “But later down in the crawl… ‘until Skywalker, the last Jedi is destroyed,’ I thought, ‘well, I didn’t know that!’ I’ve only seen it twice ‘[Episode] 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?”

He further added it could be someone who still has to be introduced in the next film. “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.”

Disney revealed the official title for “Episode VIII” earlier this week on its “Star Wars” page done in red font instead of its signature yellow and, according to fans, this seems like an ominous sign, indicating that maybe Luke would die in the film or would be in grave danger.

In “The Force Awakens,” Luke was last seen as an old man silently standing in front of Rey (Daisy Ridley) who was extending a lightsaber to him.

The next installment “Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi” is scheduled for release on Dec. 15. It was written and directed by Rian Johnson, with Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman as producers and J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin and Tom Karnowski as executive producers.