Ever since the announcement that the upcoming Star Wars film was titled "The Last Jedi," there have been countless debates about who the title could refer to. Actor Mark Hamill recently revealed that, while he will have a larger role in The Last Jedi than The Force Awakens, he isn't the most integral part of the story.
Hamill explained to The Vancouver Sun, "[I]t's not about us anymore. In this new one, I was saying to [writer/director] Rian Johnson: I need to know my backstory. It was kind of unclear. You read where he is now and what he's doing now and sort of have to fill in the blanks for yourself. So I did do a backstory myself. It's not about Luke anymore, so it's not really important. But I had to make sense of it for myself."
Fans knew Hamill was involved in The Force Awakens, but until they saw the film, they were unaware of how little screen time he'd get. Other saga veterans Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher were featured much more prominently, with Hamill only appearing in the final shots of the film, without uttering a single line of dialogue.
Following the release of the first teaser for The Last Jedi, in which Luke claims that the Jedi must end, many have theorized the former hero has turned his back on his old ways and hopes that the history of the Jedi dies with him.
Hamill confirms these changes of heart, saying, "Luke changed, I think, more than the other characters in the original trilogy, from callow farm boy to a Jedi in training to finally a Jedi master. What you're talking about is what really fascinated me. Between Return of the Jedi and Force Awakens, there's just decades of history that's unknown."
While this theory could still prove true, the saga's new characters, like Rey and Kylo Ren, will take prominence over Luke.
We'll see more of Luke's fate when Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters December 15.