Mark Hamill, the actor who has portrayed Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise for more than four decades, has announced that he is ready to say goodbye to his iconic role. In an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Hamill said that he had his time as the Jedi hero and that the saga no longer needs him. “I just don’t see any reason to. I mean, they have so many stories to tell, they don’t need Luke anymore,” he said.
Hamill first appeared as Luke Skywalker in 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope, and went on to star in the original trilogy and the sequel trilogy, as well as making cameo appearances in some of the recent Star Wars TV shows, such as The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. He also voiced the character in various animated series and video games. Hamill’s performance as Luke Skywalker has been widely praised by fans and critics alike, and has earned him several awards and nominations.
However, Hamill said that he does not care about being remembered mostly for his Star Wars role, and that he is happy to have made a living doing what he liked. He also expressed his admiration for Luke Skywalker as a character, saying that he is an admirable fellow. Hamill said that he would never say never to returning as Luke Skywalker if asked again, but added that he does not see any reason for it. He said that he is satisfied with his time as Luke Skywalker and that he is ready to move on.