The wait for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is less than 30 days, and their promotional campaign is ramping up. Entertainment Weekly has released 4 covers featuring characters from this movie. The first cover features Rey and KyloRen with the title, “Could Rey fall to the dark side?” The next one shows Darth Vader’s kids and asks, “Will Luke and Leia reunite?” There are covers that feature Rose and Finn with BB-8 and the last cover that has Poe and Holdo. The covers look great, and one of the pieces written in the magazine talks about Mark Hamill’s first time back on the Millennium Falcon.
The shot of Luke Skywalker on the Millennium Falcon was revealed during a TV spot for The Last Jedi that aired during the World Series in October, and it had given fans a lot of excitement to see Luke back on the ship. But what was it like for Hamill to return?
He says that it was okay for a documentary crew to watch his reaction while returning to the Millennium Falcon for the first time.
When Mark Hamill got on to the set, a rush of emotion came over the actor, which he says that was unexpected. 66-year old Hamill was with his family, and it was not a day of shooting.
“I’m telling you, I didn’t expect to have the reaction I had. I was there with my family, with [my children] Nathan and Griffin and Chelsea and my wife Marilou, and (Lucasfilm) asked if the documentary crew could be there when I came back on the Millennium Falcon. I mean, this was not on the shooting day. I was just street clothes and going to visit that set. And I said, ‘Sure.'”
Hamill said, “It was sort of like visiting an old house that you lived in when you were a kid.” Hamill went on to say that, “I just welled up with emotion and I said, ‘I need to be by myself.'”
When the others left, Mark Hamill had reacted much the way Luke Skywalker does in the scene. He looked around, took it in. He said that the production team spent a whole lot of time making a replica of the old set. Rian Johnson had revealed that shot of Luke venturing into the Millennium Falcon was one of the first days of shooting with Hamill.
Rian Johnson also said that it was an emotional scene to shoot and that it was “melancholy.” The new magazine shows a new image of Luke Skywalker in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, and it is an amazing sight.