Regardless of what some might think of The Force Awakens, the 2015 sci-fi epic was able to bring the mega franchise back to the big screen in a big way. Besides giving older fans another chance to see a galaxy far, far away, The Force Awakens also gave newer fans the chance to experience the classic characters that made the series what it is today.
One of these characters is Luke Skywalker, the protagonist, played by Mark Hamill. Hamill had a silent cameo-like role in it The Force Awakens, the kind of MacGuffin-type play that the main heroes can look for during their adventure. Since then, Hamill has been quite open with his feelings about using Luke during the now dubbed ‘Rise of the First Order’ era.
During the ‘May The Fourth Be With You’ Star Wars Day Celebration, the popular YouTube channel Bad Lip Reading uploaded a clip with deleted footage of their Force Awakens video. That video also occurs Mark Hamill do an impression of Harrison Ford, something that Hamill does in an episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers.
“I found this short deleted scene from The Force Awakens on one of my backup discs. Seems like a good day to share. Again, @hamillhimself nails Harrison Ford impression. Also a short line from @jessicadicicco! # Maythe4thbewithyou #maythefourthbewithyou # maythe4th “
Hamill responded to the newly released footage via his Twitter account, while also joking about his lack of dialogue in the actual Star Wars sequel.
Listen as @BadLipReading not only gives me the chance to copy Harrison but also more lines than I had in the actual movie. #EpVII_MyOnlySilentMovie “
This isn’t the first time Hamill has enjoyed the silence of his character in The Force Awakens, as he also made a joke at his Walk of Fame ceremony on March 8, 2018, which generated a pretty solid response from the audience . “I haven’t been so speechless since #TheForceAwakens,” said Mark Hamill aka Luke Skywalker during his Walk of Fame ceremony #StarWars #JediDay
Also on May 7, 2020, Hamill posted another ‘wink wink, nudge nudge’ call back to his role on his Twitter account. The Force Awakens.
“May the 7th be the episode that left me speechless.”
In addition to The Force Awakens, Hamill hasn’t been shy about his take on it either Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which was certainly a divided experience between fans, critics and regular viewers. These incentives and jokes aside, Hamill remains at the forefront of the Star Wars fan base, whether it’s responding to fan theory discussions and taking the time to discuss the franchise where he has such an important role. played in. For those who want to see more of Mark Hamill, the veteran actor provides the voice for Art Rosenbaum in the animated superhero show, Invincible.
Subjects: Star Wars Day, Star Wars, Force Awakens