A new video follows Mark Hamill on his last day aboard the Millennium Falcon in The Last Jedi. Even though we got a few seconds of Luke Skywalker at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Hamill truly made his return to the role after more than 30 years in The Last Jedi. And while he may have had his doubts about Rian Johnson's vision for the character and the movie, he turned in a great performance. Now, you can watch an emotional behind the scenes look at his last day aboard the most legendary ship in the galaxy.
The bite-sized featurette was posted to the Star Wars social media channels in order to promote the home video release of The Last Jedi. This clip appears to be used solely for Lucasfilm's social media accounts, so don't wait until you pick up the movie to check this out. Even if you're one of the people who didn't love the movie, this is a touching look at Mark Hamill, who is truly grateful for the experience and reflects on returning to a place he never thought he would be again.
"The whole experience has been so completely unanticipated. I'm able to appreciate it in a way I didn't the first time around. It's just amazing that it's still so vibrant in people's minds, that they still care. It's like closing up a house and moving somewhere else, soaking it all in and knowing that you're not going to be back."
Mark Hamill also says, "I'm seeing it through different eyes now. And everyone says this, they said 'it all seems so much smaller when you were there.'" Some of the best stuff in The Last Jedi, love it or hate it, was when Luke returned to the Millennium Falcon shortly after Rey fails to convince him to return to help the Resistance against the forces of the First Order. It was emotional within the movie and, as we see here, it was emotional for the actor behind the character as well.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi was another big hit for Lucasfilm during the Disney era, but an interesting one. It was very divisive amongst the fan base, even though critics generally seemed to love it. The movie made more than $1.3 billion worldwide, which is more than Rogue One, but not nearly as much as Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Granted, it was never expected to hit those numbers, but making nearly $700 million less than its predecessor is a steep drop.
No matter what, we're still going to see this new chapter of the saga conclude in Star Wars 9 next year. Luke Skywalker may be gone, but as he says in the movie, "No one's ever really gone." So hopefully J.J. Abrams can find a way for Mark Hamill to return. Be sure to check out Mark Hamill's last day on the Millennium Falcon, courtesy of the Star Wars Twitter account, for yourself below.
It's @HamillHimself's last day on the Millennium Falcon. But no one's ever really gone... right? #TheLastJedi is available now on Digital HD, 4k Ultra HD and #MoviesAnywhere. On Blu-ray™ March 27th. pic.twitter.com/PXxlTRzJxs— Star Wars (@starwars) March 20, 2018