Star Wars 8: Mark Hamill wants you to calm down about that "out of work" statement

Over the weekend Star Wars star Mark Hamill stated that he'd be "out of work" after Star Wars 8, which sparked speculation as to what that might mean for Luke Skywalker's cinematic future. Hamill has since taken to social media to clarify his statement, and as it turns out we needn't have worried. 

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While it should be noted that this doesn't necessarily mean that Skywalker won't die in Episode 8, it's probably best to heed Hamill's hashtag advice and not take things so literally.

Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Laura Dern, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, and Benicio del Toro, Star Wars 8 opens in cinemas on December 15, 2017.

Check out our Star Wars 8 page for more comprehensive info about trailers, release date, cast, plot, theories and much, much more. 

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Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.