We all have a lot of questions regarding Star Wars: The Last Jedi but one of them is if we're going to see a reunion of the Skywalker twins in this movie. We haven't really seen them interact as siblings yet and this could be our last chance since the passing of Carrie Fisher. Mark Hamill spoke to Entertainment Weekly about Luke and Leia's relationship.
"Luke longs to have that extended family that he established in the original trilogies, but now he's at a place in his life and in his history where he's shunned all of that," Mark Hamill says. "The big question is why didn't he respond to Leia during [The Force Awakens]? There's a lot of things you can't answer until you see this movie."
The Luke we meet in The Last Jedi is not the one we saw at even the end of Return of the Jedi.
"He's not the happy-to-lucky farm boy any more," Hamill says. "He's sort of bellicose and has the weight of the world on his shoulders."
Luke and Leia only found out they were siblings at the end of the movie but Hamill believes they have a bond already just by what they went through.
"It was only at the end of Jedi that they became of aware of this bond," he says. "The real bond is that they're Luke and Leia. They've gone through this adventure together. They've been through some rough stuff together."
As for whether or not we'll see them on screen together Rian Johnson doesn't give anything away but does say that it's nice to see them on the cover together.
"It's nice seeing them on the cover though. Even if all we have is that," Johnson says.
Leia is Luke's last connection to his old life and Hamill believes that he loves her the same way we all love our siblings and the same way he feels about Carrie Fisher.
"It's very important for Luke to feel grounded and feel like he has a family. I think he loves her dearly," Hamill says. "I mean, I can't separate Leia from Carrie and Mark from Luke in that regard because we were like real siblings. We had these huge rows and we blew hot and cold, but months even years would go by and then you'd see them again and it's like…"
He doesn't finish that sentence but we know what he means. We're all going to be a wreck in this movie.
Summary: Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson, stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher, and Adam Driver. It will be released on December 15th.