Mark Hamill Doesn’t Want to ‘Strong-Arm’ James Gunn Into Hiring Him

And the third and final “Guardians of the Galaxy” which is set after “Avengers 4,” will premiere in 2020. I love the movies, they’re fun, but I’m happy to be in the audience. At the Saturn Awards (where he won Best Actor for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,”) Hamill told Collider that the two talked about “living in Malibu, our relatives and pets,” but that the Marvel sequel “never really came up.”

Hamill said, “I didn’t want to strong-arm in any way. [Via Collider, Digital Spy] I like surprises.”

Given that Jedis can appear even after death, we wouldn’t rule out future Luke appearances. So they totally discussed what role he should play, right? “I like it that way. There’s a lot less pressure.” He then joked that that’s why he preferred the Hamill-less “Star Wars” films “Rogue One” and “Han Solo.”

As to whether we’ll see Luke in “Star Wars: Episode IX,” Hamill said he hasn’t heard anything. After Mark Hamill tweeted that he’d love to be in the third “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie, he and director James Gunn (who happens to be his neighbor), hung out. “Star Wars: Episode IX” will be in theaters on December 20, 2019. Cast TBD, but Gunn says he wants to bring back Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Kraglin (Sean Gunn), gold-skinned queen Ayesha (Elizabeth Debeciki), and Stakar (Sylvester Stallone). Nope. “I’m the last to know,” he said.