His Star Wars crew apparently didn’t think much of this strange then-new sci-fi project, but Mark Hamill was duly impressed enough to hang on to a photo that the actor now suspects might be the first shot of him in character as Luke Skywalker. “Taken in Tunisia early morning Day #1 waiting for my 1st shot (emerging from home for robot auction),” Hamill tweeted today. “Perhaps the very 1st #LukePic.” Asked by a Twitter follower what he was thinking when the snapshot was…
Seems not, unless Mark Hamill’s hairy Jedi is suffering from an acute bout of amnesia. New footage from ‘The Last Jedi’ was shown to Disney shareholders and a select few others yesterday, including a rather telling exchange between Skywalker and the notably surnameless Rey. Anyhow, it feels like that particular avenue might be closing off, so perhaps she’s not a Skywalker, but a Kenobi (she’s probably not an Organa, as that might have come up in conversation with Princess Leia in ‘The Force Awakens’).
George Lucas has a long and chequered history of tinkering with the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy since release. “Films never get finished, they get abandoned” he once famously said, and he’s never managed to fully abandon his sci-fi trilogy yet. The first changes were made to ‘Star Wars’ just weeks after the film hit cinemas in 1977 when a new audio track was added featuring amended sound effects and alternate dialogue takes. Greedo shot first The most controversial and debated change made to ‘Star Wars’ came in the 1997 Special Edition release. In the cantina confrontation where Han coolly dispatches Greedo in cold blood (watch the original here), George Lucas made it look like the bounty hunter shot first in a misguided bid to make the Millennium Falcon pilot seem less ruthless. The exchange now looks stilted and has caused countless nerd arguments ever since.
Fans were left hanging at the end of “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” as Rey hands Luke Skywalker, played by Mark Hamill, his old lightsaber. “I haven’t seen this thing in years,” an astonished Hamill says in the video (above). Brandon Alinger of Prop Store LA brought the original movie prop from his personal collection to Hamill’s show.
According to ‘Star Wars 8’ director Rian Johnson, the upcoming sequel will head back to Luke Skywalker’s remote hideout… after all, everyone wants to know exactly what happens next. “I wanted to break a long-standing ‘Star Wars’ tradition.
It looks as though ‘Star Wars 8’ has almost finished shooting. According to an image posted by director Rian Johnson, filming is “in the home stretch,” for the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ sequel… and the image might give us some idea of what to expect. Although the picture doesn’t exactly reveal an awful lot, the Jedi-looking robe is likely to be Luke Skywalker’s – after all, he was seen sporting something rather similar at the end of ‘The Force Awakens’.
It’s no secret that ‘Star Wars 8’ is filming across the UK and Ireland… and with the film setting up shop in Pinewood Studios, it’s never far from our doorstep. - Who Are These New Additions To Star Trek Beyond?
So, today marks the release of the second season of Daredevil - the third season of Marvel’s extremely successful Defenders Netflix shows. They’re almost unprecedented in their level of critical and audience acclaim as superhero programs - so, for a time, the question on everyone’s mind was “what about Star Wars?”
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Every week, new tidbits emerge, courtesy of various actors or sources, but Hamill has most recently said there are a host of surprises to be had in the J.J. Abrams movie. The most intriguing secret is the fate of Luke Skywalker.
Although we’re still yet to see Luke Skywalker in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, he’s finally opened up about his return to the galaxy far, far away. During an interview with Famous Monsters of Filmland, the 64-year-old Jedi finally spoke about ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’… and gave us a hint of what to expect. “But the fact that half a dozen cast members from the originals can be there to place it in some sort of context, to be there for the historical side of things, I think it’s wonderful.” - Star Wars 7 Theatrical Poster Revealed - Sneak Peek of Star Wars 7’s Full Trailer - Star Wars: Rogue One Script Re-Written? ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ has already introduced us to the next generation of heroes, with John Boyega’s Finn and Daisy Ridley’s Rey taking up arms against the First Order. “I’m old enough to be Luke’s grandfather now, and that’s a healthy, natural thing for people to see.” Of course, this doesn’t exactly give much away when it comes to the fate of Luke Skywalker – who has not been showcased in any of the trailers and is rumoured to be in exile following the events of ‘Return of the Jedi’.
Ramping up the intrigue, director J.J. Abrams has said that leaving Luke Skywalker out of both the poster and final trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ was 'no accident’.
Mark Hamill in ‘Star Wars.’ At the time this scene was filmed, his character’s name was still Luke Starkiller. He got the role in a little movie called Star Wars, but midway through shooting, his character’s name was changed to Skywalker.
Many Star Wars fans had only one question after watching the full-length trailer for The Force Awakens last week: Where was Luke Skywalker? While Han Solo (Harrison Ford) made a memorable first appearance in the April teaser and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) finally made her debut in the new poster and trailer, one of the heroes of the original trilogy has been mostly absent except for a voiceover and hooded glimpse in the second teaser. Abrams, after all, loves a good twist, which has some fans wondering if the man who was supposed to revive the Jedi Knights has instead turned to the dark side.
The first full-length trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens gave fans plenty to speculate wildly about, but one moment in particular is causing widespread panic across the galaxy — or at least, the Internet. Towards the end of the trailer (watch it here!), there is a one-second shot of heroine Rey (Daisy Ridley) sobbing over what looks like a dead body. So who dies?
‘Star Wars’ toys are a massive deal, you need only look at Disney’s EIGHTEEN hour long live-stream during which they unveiled ‘Episode 7′s toy line-up ahead of the big launch yesterday (4 September). Tradition dictates that the full range of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ toys will include action figures, dolls and play sets for every character - big or small - who appears on screen in the film, so we’ve put together a run down of the toys we’ve yet to see. Han and Chewie characters will get more toys in the months ahead.