There is less than a month until the most expected movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits the theaters. Fans all around the world already bought tickets ready to see the movie but still hoping to see Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in one way or another before the actual release of the movie on December 18. The director in charge with the movie, J. J. Abrams confirmed last month that he kept the secret of Jedi master’s presence on purpose. He did not say why, but this thing did not stop the fans to start different rumors and speculations about the next Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. PC Gamer had the chance to talk with Mark Hamill. He actually revealed that there is a big secret that won’t come up until the actual release of the movie.
“It’s crazy though, this NDA stuff, people don’t know. Non Disclosure Agreements, where you’re not allowed to talk about anything. I have something coming out where there’s an amount of money that if it leaks because of me, I don’t get that payment. If I keep it a secret until the day it comes out, I get that payment.”
Well Mark, if it is about money, than try not to say any kind of spoilers. However, Luke Skywalker hasn’t been seen in any footage,photos or poster and Mark Hamill’s name is on the poster that appeared last month. He also made his presence known along with the cast at Comic Con and Star Wars Celebration. He hasn’t been spotted in any footage until now, so there is no doubt he is part of the cast. He did reveal though that he is not allowed to tell people that he is in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Here it is what he had to say about all of this.
“I’m good about keeping secrets. I’m proud of the fact that I knew a year and a half before anybody else that he was actually dad-Vader. I didn’t even tell Harrison (Ford), or my wife, because I thought it would be terrible if she said ‘you know what’ to a fan and it got out, because [Empire Strikes Back director] Irvin Kershner said ‘I know something, I’m going to tell you. George (Lucas) knows, I know and now I’m gonna tell you, and if it leaks, we’ll know it’s you’, because the line originally was ‘you don’t know the truth, Obi Wan killed your father’ and he said ‘we’re going to take that line out and put in ‘I am your father.’ I thought, well first of all if Sir Alec Guinness is the real villain, that’s a pretty good twist in and of itself, but this is even better. I couldn’t believe it. I was so excited. It was a mind-boggling plot twist. Now it’s happening all over again. I’m not even authorized to tell you that I’m in Episode 7. It’s all secret.”
We can only presume that the secret Mark Hamill is trying to keep so hard is bigger than the reveal of Darth Vader as Luke’s father. But we are very good at rumors, right? One rumor says that Luke put himself into exile after Star Wars: Episode VI- Return of the Jedi because he managed to accomplish something big along The Force. Another rumor says that the new villain Kylo Ren was looking to find Luke’s original blue lightsaber, the one which got lost after Darth Vader cut off his hand in Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back .
What do you think about these rumors? Do you think they may be associated with Mark Hamill’s secret? Or it may be something even bigger? Let us know what you really think. Until then, watch this interview with Mark Hamill about Star Wars.