Actor Mark Hamill (who perhaps you know from his Star Wars role as Luke Skywalker?) has never taken himself too seriously, a point he made yet again during a recent appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers. There he had some fun at Star Wars‘ expense, but the true highlight came from a dead-on impersonation of co-star Harrison Ford, who, of course, played Han Solo in the saga (until 2015’s The Force Awakens).
As you can see in the video above, at one point Mark talks about the iconic trash compactor scene from the first film, A New Hope. “We hadn’t filmed that scene yet, and I’m looking in continuity and I said, ‘Well, wait a second, this is right after we got out of the trash compactor. Shouldn’t my hair be all wet and matted with schmutz all through it?'” Mark recalls. “And Harrison turns to me and he says, ‘Hey, kid, it ain’t that kinda movie.'” It plays so funny when you see Mark imitating Harrison’s voice.
It's not #EpisodeIXFromHisNap or even my suggestion: #EpisodeIXABunchMoreStuffHappens– It'#EpisodeIXTheRiseOfSkywalker! It's time for the 8 months of speculation to begin. Is that Skywalker KYLO? LEIA? ANAKIN? LUKE? A previously unknown SKYWALKER? Is REY a Skywalker? #CoolTitle👍 https://t.co/avfffLvC1z
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 12, 2019
The next Star Wars film, The Rise of Skywalker, will be reaching theaters on December 20. The title was recently revealed at the annual Star Wars Celebration, which immediately caused the collective head of fandom to explode as it attempted to decipher its meaning. Exactly which Skywalker are we talking about here? Obviously nobody’s answering that particular question, though we do know that Mark will be reprising the role of Luke again, despite the fact that the character met an apparent demise at the conclusion of Episode VIII – The Last Jedi. But, hey, right from the beginning the franchise has made it pretty clear that many of the characters — particularly those strong with the Force (sorry, Han) — who die won’t necessarily stay that way. We’re talking to you Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and even Anakin. No doubt we’ll see Luke as a Force ghost in the new film as well.
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