Mark Hamill once again brought up his role as Luke Skywalker in the final episode of The Mandalorian season 2, thanking director Peyton Reed and noting that he was delighted to play the classic version of the character.
Dear Peyton Reed,
I’m grateful to have had the unexpected opportunity to return to my character when he was still a symbol of hope and optimism. Your confident direction and kindness has been a critical element in this experience and means more to me than I can say.
Mark wrote this message in response to a tweet from Reed, in which the director said that a photograph of Hamill as Luke was hanging on the wall of the room, and that Star Wars and Skywalker in particular played an important role in his life. He was honored to work with Mark on The Mandalorian.
Prior to The Mandalorian, available on Disney +, Mark last played Luke in Skywalker Sunrise. His character was a ghost who came to Rei’s aid when she lost faith in herself. In general, the last two films of the current trilogy have shown Luke to be completely different from himself, and this topic has repeatedly been raised in the fan community.
The next chapter in Star Wars history will be the series The Book of Boba Fett, which will premiere in December 2021. The third season of “The Mandalorian” will only be released in 2022.