Luke Skywalker “meant a great deal” to the director as a child.
Mark Hamill thanked Peyton Reed when talking about his return as Luke Skywalker in the final episode of The Mandalorian season two.
When The Mandalorian season two started streaming on Disney Plus last year, most fans would never have guessed that a young version of Luke Skywalker played by Mark Hamill would show up to save the day by the end of the story. It was a genuinely surprising appearance, and although some criticisms were made about the visual effects used to de-age Hamill, it was still an incredibly crowd-pleasing moment. And in a touching statement on Twitter, Hamill thanked director Peyton Reed for his “direction & kindness” during production.
Mark Hamill’s response came after Peyton Reed wrote a brief tweet also thanking the star for his work on The Mandalorian, explaining that Luke Skywalker “meant a great deal” to him as a child. It’ll be interesting to see whether Reed returns to direct any future episodes of the series (or its spin-offs) since he helmed two chapters in the latest season. Take a look at Mark Hamill’s response to Peyton Reed about Luke Skywalker below.
I am so grateful to have been given the unexpected opportunity to revisit my character when he was still a symbol of hope & optimism.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 16, 2021
What do you make of Mark Hamill’s words on working with Peyton Reed on The Mandalorian finale? Would you like to see the actor return in future Star Wars shows? Sound-off in the comments below!
The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito and Carl Weathers, with Rosario Dawson joining the series as Ahsoka Tano. The Star Wars project is being directed by series creator Jon Favreau, executive producer Dave Filoni and fellow season one directors Rick Famuyiwa and Bryce Dallas Howard. Ant-Man director Peyton Reed will also helm at least one episode as will star Carl Weathers and Sin City helmer Robert Rodriguez.
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