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.