Mark Hamill has clarified recent rumors about him being saved by a guide at Skellig Michael while filming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Meanwhile, details about the villain Kylo Ren and the Jedi in the movie have surfaced online.
Recent reports had suggested that Hamill was saved by a guide at Skellig Michael from a “dangerous fall.” The actor has now clarified on his Twitter page that this is a “false” report. In his tweet, Hamill said that he “didn’t as much as stub a toe” at the production set and that recent reports are “fabricated stories.”
Hamill, however, did admit that there was “a seed of truth” to these reports, but he did not elaborate on it. The actor will be reprising his role as Luke Skywalker in the upcoming movie, and new reports reveal whether or not the character will be the only Jedi in the movie.
Luke was the only known Jedi master in the 1983 movie from the franchise. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has been set 30 years after the death of Darth Vader and the Emperor. A report by JediNews suggests that Luke will not be the only Jedi in the upcoming movie.
According to the report, the German Facebook page of the movie franchise has posted a line by Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) that says, “Together we will destroy the Resistance and the last Jedi.” The report stated that the word Jedi in this context is plural, suggesting that there are many Jedi in the movie.
Meanwhile, a report by StarWarsUnderworld said that Daisy Ridley (Rey) would have a British accent in the movie and has apparently received coaching to get her accent right. The report stated that characters in the movie franchise, who are in a position of power, generally have British accents like Leia (Carrie Fisher), while characters from the Outer Rim have American accents, like Han Solo (Harrison Ford).
The report points out that while it makes sense for Finn (John Boyega) to have an America accent in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” it is curious for a scavenger like Rey to have a British accent. The report speculates that her accent may be a clue to her parentage.