Mark Hamill May Have Revealed The Last Jedi Twist Decades Ago

Mark Hamill tends to say what he wants, but he might have said a little too much during an interview back in the '80s.

The Hollywood Reporter uncovered an old chat Hamill had with the late movie critic Gene Siskel while doing press for 1983's Return of the Jedi. In the clip (below), the pair talk about the long-term plans George Lucas had for the Star Wars franchise, taking it all the way into the distant future (the year 2000). However, he hinted about plans for Luke Skywalker that could actually factor into the upcoming The Last Jedi.

"George has talked to me very marginally about doing something at the turn of the century in the last trilogy," Hamill said. "But it wouldn't be on the same plan of existence."

Siskel cut in and said, "What it sounds like is he offered you a job to play a father [with] a Luke Jr. around the year 2000."

Hamill nodded and looked surprised that Siskel had pieced it together. "You're a very clever man, Mr. Siskel."

While there's still plenty of speculation about whether or not Luke is actually the father of Rey (Daisy Ridley), this piece of information should only fuel those rumors. However, there are plenty of reasons not to believe it.

For starters, this is all from 30 years ago, and a lot can change since then. But perhaps more importantly, George Lucas no longer calls the shots in the Star Wars galaxy after he sold the franchise to Disney in 2012. Although he did share his vision for the overarching story with Lucasfilm, director Rian Johnson wrote the script for The Last Jedi.

Still, it's intriguing to learn that Lucas intended for Skywalker to return as a father, and you've got to think that if that was what Lucas wanted, efforts would be made to steer the story that way. But this could also be making a mountain out of a Tatooine molehill.

While we continue forming theories based on the first teaser trailer for The Last Jedi, check out Hamill's interview below (the juicy stuff begins around 7:55). Until we find out more, check out what Star Wars would look like if Lucas was still in charge.