Mark Hamill reported he pitched his thought to J.J. Abrams when they ended up making Episode VII, The Pressure Awakens, as an alternate way for Luke to make a surprise late-in-the-film visual appearance when nevertheless running to get the OG gang collectively yet again.
So Mark Hamill advised THR what he had beforehand pitched to The Force Awakens and The Increase of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams:
Well, you are going to get no argument from me. J.J. Abrams has presently taken heat for The Pressure Awakens exhibiting Leia hug Rey right after Han’s dying alternatively of Han’s other BFF Chewbacca. ‘Cause it can be genuine, Rey hardly knew Han Solo. It would’ve experienced a lot more impression to see Luke, Leia, and Chewie’s emotional reactions. Abrams has shared regrets about the blocking of that particular scene, given that it did arrive across as “a slight” to Chewie, which was not meant.
So it sounds like Mark Hamill had troubles with each The Pressure Awakens and The Past Jedi, considering the fact that he has also been candid with his frustration on the path of Luke’s storyline in Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Even if Episode IX by some means cobbles a Skywalker reunion alongside one another, it truly is much too late for it to have the identical type of influence it could’ve had in The Force Awakens. Han Solo was killed by his son Ben/Kylo in The Force Awakens, Luke died in The Very last Jedi, and Leia actress Carrie Fisher died in authentic lifetime. Luke is nevertheless returning in some way in The Rise of Skywalker — potentially the title is a hint there — and Leia will be revealed in formerly unused footage. But Star Wars missing its likelihood to get the first trio again.
Mark Hamill a short while ago posted a photograph hugging Harrison Ford, exhibiting his individual edition of a Luke/Han reunion. He is truly laying it on thick, but the annoyance is shared by fans. That mentioned, not like Hamill, we as admirers will not know what The Increase of Skywalker has in retail store in phrases of Skywalker family reunions. The teaser trailer now showed Carrie Fisher’s Leia in a further mid-hug instant, but possibly we can hope for even much more from J.J. Abrams, who has figured out from his practical experience on The Drive Awakens.