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With The Last Jedi pushing the envelope of what a Star Wars movie can be, it’s not entirely surprising that Mark Hamill would have an initially tough time adjusting to the attitudes and world views of the older, more grizzled Luke that we meet on Ahch-To.

Heroic Hollywood delve into The Director and the Jedi and learn that Hamill wanted Luke to stay alive until Episode IX.

“My first reaction was, ‘Can’t we push this off until [Episode IX]? Luke eventually does the right thing selflessly for the good of the Rebel Alliance, and [I realized] I should do the selfless thing for the betterment of the movie. Seriously. I’m not trying to be self-aggrandizing, I’m just saying, in the greater scope of things, number one, I never expected to come back, so this is all like found money.”