'Star Wars' actor Mark Hamill named St Patrick's Festival guest of honour

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The burdens and responsibilities of being in the director's chair are nearly too innumerable to imagine, which is why we've been eager to get an idea of what it's really like with the upcoming documentary The Director and the Jedi, which chronicles Rian Johnson's experiences leading The Last Jedi. There are also the ongoing chapters in A Star Wars Story that seem to be filling the gaps of the original Star Wars movies so far, including Rogue One and this year's Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Mark Hamill, aka the iconic Star Wars hero Luke Skywalker, finally received a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, but while his fellow Jedi family gathered around, his longtime on-screen sister was missing.

Initially, Mark Hamill says that he likes the idea of Sebastian Stan playing Luke Skywalker, but also humbly acknowledges, he's "way more handsome than I am".

In many ways, a young Luke Skywalker film already exists, and it's called Star Wars.

Tremblay, an 11-year-old actor whose breakthrough came in the 2015 film Room (alongside Brie Larson, who won an Oscar for her role in that film), could certainly play Luke as a child with a head full of questions who perhaps even encounters Old Ben Kenobi out in the desert without knowing how significant that meeting is to his future.

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Yes, the actual Luke Skywalker will be appearing in person, and not just as a Force-powered hologram like he did during The Last Jedi.

It depends on what point in Luke's life that you would have him be in the movie because at first, I'm thinking ... the whole point of Luke was that he was bored silly with his life. "All he was doing was - What was it? - bullseyeing wamp rats in his T-16", Hamill said. "He is extremely enthusiastic about everything that he does, and that's exactly what I was looking for when I was looking for Luke Skywalker".

There's a roughly 30-year gap between the end of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

Telling prequel stories is all the rage with Star Wars and fans can likely expect no stone unturned when it comes to finding stories to tell.

The legend that is the one and only Mark Hamill is coming to Ireland to help us bring in our biggest national holiday.

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