It meant rather a lot to Mark Hamill to play Luke Skywalker yet one more time within the season two finale of The Mandalorian. However followers’ response to the top-secret reveal meant much more.
In a brand new behind-the-scenes take a look at the Star Wars Disney+ sequence that dropped this week, the beloved actor talked about being requested to be part of the sequence and shared his issues that Luke’s look could be leaked. He additionally famous the nice delight he felt whereas watching followers react to the second.
“Jon [Favreau] despatched me hyperlinks to response movies, which have been simply — I don’t get to see this stuff within the viewers,” Hamil mentioned on the Disney Gallery episode. “To see grown males cry and other people screaming their heads off. It was actually, actually thrilling for me to see them having fun with it a lot.”
Hamill, in fact, was referring to the throng of followers who posted movies of themselves and others watching the finale in case one thing big occurred. Effectively, it did. Hamill returned (and kicked robotic butt) as a de-aged Luke Skywalker. Followers have been overjoyed within the movies, most breaking down into tears.
“We love the followers,” Hamill mentioned. “If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be sitting right here, speaking to you. They’re probably the most loyal, passionate group of individuals I’ve ever encountered. I simply have deep gratitude for his or her enthusiasm over time. I by no means anticipated that. It’s been one thing that I actually cherish.”
The sci-fi icon additionally talked about how a lot he appreciated returning as a youthful model of Luke, as he felt the character was a bit cheated after Return of the Jedi.
“I keep in mind joking with George [Lucas], I mentioned, ‘You recognize, when Return of the Jedi ends, it’s throughout for me. That might nearly be like taking three films to let you know how James Bond earned his license to kill — after which it’s over. No Dr. No, no Goldfinger. No From Russia with Love.’ And I used to be joking, but it surely did happen to me that he went from a farm boy, then to a trainee to a Jedi, after which it’s over. So it was good to have a uncommon take a look at what he could be doing previous to establishing the Jedi Academy however post-Jedi.”
Hamill additionally famous his deep concern the second could be leaked. Favreau shared the identical concern as different castings had been leaked. The end result was the manufacturing going out of its approach to creating a number of misdirects, together with making artwork and masks for a Plo Koon look that was by no means going to really occur.