J.J. Abrams Thinks That Mark Hamill Will Win An Oscar For His 'The Last Jedi' Performance

Settle down, J.J.

Despite having never been nominated, J.J. Abrams believes that Mark Hamill's performance in Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi will win him an Oscar next year.

In the second film of the new trilogy, after The Force Awakens in 2015, Hamill will return as Luke Skywalker, but with a greatly-increased presence on screen.

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Abrams, who directed The Force Awakens, told The New York Daily News: "I think we are all going to be very upset if he does not win an Oscar, and no one more upset than Mark."

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Abrams continued: "He is hysterically funny. He has done comedy. He is an amazing guy - he can do anything."

We're not sure if being an amazing guy is enough to guarantee an Oscar, but we'll trust J.J. on this one.

Mark Hamill on stage, being an amazing guy.

Not much is known about The Last Jedi, which has been directed by Rian Johnson, other than it'll begin immediately after the events that saw Rey (played by Daisy Ridley) meet Skywalker on top of a mountain, before the screen cut to black.

The first trailer for the film is expected to be released during a panel at a Star Wars Celebration in April.

Best of luck, Mark.