As we all know, nobody really seems to die in the Star Wars franchise, but Mark Hamill has ruled out the idea that Luke Skywalker will appear in any form in the endless spin-offs of the long-running space opera. 

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Hamill, who has played Skywalker from wide-eyed Tatooine farmboy to weary Jedi master for 43 years, said he "couldn't imagine" reprising his iconic role. 

"I had a beginning, middle, and end. Those films gave me far more than I ever expected when we started out so it's never even occurred to me," he said. 

Hamill: "I had a beginning, a middle, and an end."

"My farewell was in Episode IX and it was bittersweet. I love all those people and I certainly have affection for George [Lucas] and the character he created. I'm full of gratitude for what it has given me and my career but I don't want to be greedy.

"There are still so many more stories to tell and so many great actors to tell them, they don't need me."

Speaking about Disney+'s The Mandalorian, Hamill said: "I think they have a wonderful advantage on The Mandalorian in that it's economical storytelling.

"It sort of gets back to the basics of George envisioning it as a western in space. It has that tone of a Sergio Leone Western. I'm very impressed with it and to me, a very smart move on their part because you can't keep trying to top.

"It's like the superhero movies that have to deliver these gargantuan epics. And with The Mandalorian, they can concentrate more on the characters and the storytelling. I think it's excellent."

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