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'Star Wars: Episode VIII's' Mark Hamill Clarifies His 'Out of Work' Comment

Luke Skywalker lives! For now, at least.

Last weekend, "Star Wars" legend Mark Hamill appeared at The Big Issue, an event supporting homeless charity, and told the audience, "I finish 'Episode VIII,' and then I'm out of work." His comment sparked speculation that his character Luke Skywalker will die in the upcoming sequel to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," but he quickly shut that down in a single tweet:

I meant "out of work" because #Ep8 is wrapping soon, OK? #DontOverThinkEVERYTHING #ParsingHamill #WaitForVIII https://t.co/5CIJ5Gqo99

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) June 27, 2016

Hamill will reprise his role in "Star Wars: Episode VIII," having appeared only briefly at the end of "The Force Awakens." Few details about the film have been released; even the title has been kept under wraps. As such, Luke Skywalker could still certainly die in the follow-up film, but Hamill's clarification proves that nothing is so set in stone.

“Star Wars: Episode VIII” is scheduled to open Dec. 17, 2017.

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