George Lucas Had Much Different Plans For Luke Skywalker In Star Wars: Episode IX

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi did not end the way that several people hoped, but things could have been much different if George Lucas was still in charge of the franchise he first created.

Mark Hamill explains in a new interview with IGN some original plans for Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode IX.

Bear in mind this article will contain major spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. If for whatever reason you have not seen the movie yet, you can click away and read something else if you want. 

Anyway, for those of you that have seen the movie you will know that poor Luke Skywalker dies of exhaustion after he used the Force to trick The First Order and Kylo Ren from killing the remaining members of The Resistance.

George Lucas would have had a different idea as Hamill states below.

"I happen to know that George didn’t kill Luke until the end of [Episode IX], after he trained Leia. Which is another thread that was never played upon [in The Last Jedi]."

Hamill was upset that director Rian Johnson had to kill off Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and did not wait until Episode IX to do it.

However, this does not mean fans won't see Luke Skywalker ever again mainly because he can still reappear as a Force Ghost much like Obi Wan Kenobi and Yoda have done in the past.

Sadly, we are unlikely to see General Leia in Star Wars: Episode IX since Carrie Fisher passed away back in December 2016.

The ninth main Star Wars film had to be rewritten by JJ Abrams after the script went through many different changes thanks to all things that happened behind the scenes.

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