Mark Hamill reveals 'Star Wars: Episode IX' ending George Lucas really wanted

Sheila Mcguire
March 28, 2018

"I happen to know that George didn't kill Luke until the end of [Episode IX], after he trained Leia".

Creatively and commercially, the Star Wars series hasn't missed a beat since it passed from the hands of its creator, George Lucas, to a new generation of filmmakers who grew up immersed in the adventures of that far, far away galaxy. However, it seems as though George Lucas would have made similarly massive decisions if he'd made the sequel trilogy. "Which is another thread that was never played upon [in The Last Jedi]".

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Mark Hamill says George Lucas had a very specific idea in mind for Luke post-Return of the Jedi.

In 1999, Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz dished up some seriously juicy details on Lucas' plans for the nine movies as they were laid out before 1980.

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In the video posted Tuesday, Honest Trailers - a YouTube channel that delivers brutally honest but amusing reviews of past movie trailers - takes a closer look at "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", which riled hard-core fans so much some of them wanted it erased from canon. Kurtz revealed that Lucas originally didn't want Hamill's Luke and Carrie Fisher's Leia to be siblings, with the "you're definitely not related" reveal coming in the sixth movie (Return of the Jedi).

There were, however, 3rd party vendors selling Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Amazon for a lot more than the MSRP, and you could even pre-order the exclusive Best Buy Steel Book edition.

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Hamill also won't say if he's in the actual Episode IX, which is being co-written and directed by J.J. Abrams. However, actor Mark Hamill reveals the filmmaker's version saw the character meet his fate at the end of Star Wars: Episode IX, not Episode VIII.

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