LUKE SKYWALKER Joins STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII Filming

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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Luke Skywalker's presence in Star Wars: The Force Awakens remains largely a mystery, with only his voice and cybernetic hand appearing in an early teaser. Now, thanks to actor Mark Hamill, we know a few more things. Namely, that he'll seemingly survive into Star Wars: Episode VIII - or, this being Star Wars, at the very least as a Force ghost.

Hamill tweeted that he regrew his beard just in time to join filming on Episode VIII, which began in September in Ireland with director Rian Johnson, who takes over for J.J. Abrams.

We'll find out more about what Luke has been up to when Star Wars: The Force Awkens hits theaters on December 18.

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