The Star Wars universe is filled with hosts of planets, star systems, races and important characters. With so much information and not enough time to depict it all in the films, fans have tons of questions about the world of Star Wars and the many life forms in it.
One recent question asks, "Did Luke Skywalker die a virgin?" Mark Hamill took the time out of his day to answer the question, declaring he thought the world's most famous Jedi had done the deed at some point in his life.
Make up your own backstory. It's undetermined, but in the one I made for him myself, the answer is: no.— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 17, 2019
Hamill's tweet drew two main types of responses. The first was the inevitable memes and jokes, primarily discussing the nature of what happened at Tosche station and what 'power converters' could be. There was even the suggestion that more happened on Dagobah than we previously thought.
Most of the other responses were discussions of Mara Jade and Skywalker's relationship. Jade first appeared in Heir to the Empire, a 1991 book in the then-Expanded Universe. Writer Timothy Zahn felt the Star Wars universe had a lack of strong, interesting female characters, and created Jade to fill this role. She initially hunted Skywalker, but the two soon formed a strong bond. They eventually fell in love, got married and started a family while helping to rebuild the Jedi Order together.
However, when Lucasfilm was acquired by Disney in 2012, the decision was made to shift all of the Expanded Universe, which was canon at the time, into a separate Star Wars Legends timeline. This effectively removed the entire Expanded Universe from the official Star Wars canon, including Mara Jade. She has long been a fan favorite character, and her constant mention throughout the thread shows her continued popularity. However, despite her fan appeal, she has yet to appear in the current timeline, leaving Luke without this potential sexual and romantic partner.
As Hamill's tweet states, the backstory for the characters in the Star Wars films has a lot of room for personal interpretations and headcanon. So, the real question is, what do you think? Did Luke die a virgin? Did he find love somewhere between the films? Did he get more than milk from the Thala-sirens on Ahch-To? There may never be official confirmation for any of the possibilities, but fans will continue to theorize and question every aspect of Star Wars, including Luke Skywalker's sex life.