Mark Hamill has teased his next appearance as Luke Skywalker in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX.
The veteran actor stopped by U.S. talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night (19Mar19) to promote his TV series Knightfall, and during the chat he revealed that the make-up department glued a fake medieval beard over the top of his natural beard, which he had to keep due to “something else”.
Jimmy then interrupted his story to ask Mark if he had filmed an appearance in the next instalment of Star Wars, despite Luke seemingly dying at the end of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
“Well it’s NDA, that’s non-disclosure agreement,” Mark said, turning to give the audience a theatrical wink. “Don’t quote me. One of my favourite quotes a politician said, ‘Don’t quote me and don’t quote me as not wanting to be quoted.'”
“So you were shooting simultaneously?” Jimmy asked, to which Mark said, “Possibly.”
“And we know then maybe that Luke Skywalker has a beard still and has a body still in the next movie?” the host continued, and the 67-year-old vaguely replied, “Which movie?”
Jimmy then showed a recent tweet in which Mark poked fun at Star Wars fans who constantly ask him when the Episode IX trailer will be coming out by sharing a picture of himself stood by his on set caravan trailer.
“You know I love driving the Disney executives crazy because what are they gonna do, fire me?” Mark laughed. “I’m in that really calming lull between the time after you make the movie and before it comes out, they don’t want you say anything and I’m good at that. But, like I say on my Twitter account, people are constantly saying, ‘When’s the trailer dropping?’ ‘What’s the title?’
They wouldn’t tell me that! I play dumb, I say, (adopts accent) ‘They made another Star Wars movie?’ Nobody tells me anything.”
Episode IX, starring Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac, is set to hit cinemas in December.