Mark Hamill thanks The Mandalorian finale director for revisiting Luke as ‘image of hope’

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Mark Hamill and The Mandalorian finale director Peyton Reed had a healthful trade this weekend over Luke Skywalker’s reappearance within the Disney+ house Western.

Reed, who additionally directed the Ant-Man movies, first thanked the actor on Friday for his portrayal of the long-lasting Star Wars character.

“Pricey @HamillHimself, Once I was a child, this picture held on my bed room wall. STAR WARS, and Luke Skywalker specifically, meant a terrific deal to me,” Reed tweeted. “Some issues by no means change. It was an honor and a dream come true to work with you on @themandalorian. Thanks. #MTFBWY”

Yesterday, Hamill responded by returning Reed’s thanks with a candy message.

“Pricey @MrPeytonReed, I’m so grateful to have been given the surprising alternative to revisit my character when he was nonetheless an emblem of hope & optimism,” he wrote. “Your assured path & kindness was a vital component within the expertise & means extra to me than I can say. ThankYOU🙏”

The Mandalorian season 2 finale, which premiered December, noticed Luke make a shock look proper when all hope appeared misplaced.

On the finish of the episode, Darkish Troopers threatened to take out Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and his allies on Moff Gideon’s (Giancarlo Esposito) ship. However then, a well-recognized X-Wing boarded the craft, and a cloaked Jedi wielded a inexperienced lightsaber towards the robots. He lastly revealed himself to be Luke Skywalker — a youthful, CG model of Hamill’s character.

Following the finale, Hamill tweeted his gratitude to showrunner Jon Favreau and writer-executive producer Dave Filoni.

“Typically the best items are essentially the most surprising and one thing you by no means realized you wished till it was given. #ThankYouJonAndDave,” he posted.

In a separate tweet, Hamill expressed “#nowords” for all of the love followers have proven for the episode. “Seeing fan’s reactions to Luke’s return is one thing I’ll cherish ceaselessly,” he added. “Their anticipation seeing the X-Wing/Ep. 6 Robes/a lightsaber/a GREEN lightsaber/a gloved hand/an ungloved hand/a Pressure choke/R2-was OVERWHELMING & very transferring to me.”

In addition to the finale, Reed additionally helmed The Mandalorian’s “Chapter 10: The Passenger.” Favreau and Filoni have additionally directed episodes, as have Bryce Dallas Howard, Taika Waititi, Robert Rodriguez, Carl Weathers, and extra.

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