Han Solo and Princess Leia found love in the original Star Wars trilogy, but poor Luke Skywalker still had too many daddy issues at the time to focus on a relationship. Which left fans wondering: did Luke ever take a break from saving the galaxy to find the special someone whom he was, uh, saving himself for?
The mystery grew with the release of The Force Awakens, as fans wondered whether Luke is Rey's father.
Well, Mark Hamill finally answered the question (kind of). The actor recently went on The Late Show With James Corden alongside #AnnaFaris, who asked about Luke's love life. Watch it below:
During their talk, Faris –– a longtime Star Wars nerd –– got to fulfill a geek fantasy: interviewing #MarkHamill. She asked about the possibility of a young Luke Skywalker spinoff (he said it would be pointless), and then asked Hamill the age-old question: Who exactly did his famous character lose his virginity to?
Hamill gave this answer:
"Do they ever address adult sexuality in those movies? I must have missed that. It's like the ultimate good news/bad news. The good news is there's one attractive woman in the entire galaxy. Bad news is, she's your sister."
In conclusion, my friends, it sounds like #LukeSkywalker is still a virgin. (Mara Jade Skywalker, Luke's wife in George Lucas's original Expanded Universe, is no longer canon.) That was a pretty hilarious response on Mark Hamill's part, but I wanted to do what us fans love the most: overanalyze his comments.
Does This Little Joke Debunk The Rey Theory?
As mentioned above, The Force Awakens introduced Rey, a young woman with a mysterious past. There was very little backstory provided in the film, other than the fact that she has Jedi abilities and shares a mysterious connection with Luke (and his lightsaber).
A popular theory for everyone's new favorite Jedi is that she's Luke's long-lost daughter, but Hamill's answer got me thinking: If Luke Skywalker is indeed a virgin, that would obviously mean he isn't Rey's father. As we saw during The Last Jedi trailer, Luke seemingly doesn't know who Rey is when she meets up with him.
I must stress though, this was just a joke, so we shouldn't take Hamill's answer as a fact worth creating a whole theory around. Plus, the actor is a master at dodging potentially spoilery questions, so this could have just been a misdirect, knowing hardcore fans like yours truly would be dissecting his answer for details on the Galaxy Far, Far Away.
We'll see more of Luke Skywalker's journey when Star Wars: The Last Jedi flies into theaters on December 15, 2018.
What do you think about Luke's romantic life? Does that debunk his "Rey" theory? Let me know in the comments!