Star Wars ‘ Mark Hamill on the importance of the cup of Luke Skywalker scene


Star Wars legend Mark Hamill isn’t afraid to express his grievances when it comes to some of the questioning of the decisions made throughout the franchise.

But there was one of the original trilogy which had particularly annoyed him.

The actor felt very strongly about Luke Skywalker origin of the introduction scene to cut from A New Hope.

Fortunately, it is now available to watch on Disney+, but Hamill believes that it would have added an extra dimension to his character, if it had been left in the film.

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While appearing on a recent episode of Russo Bros Pizza Film School (an Instagram Live series Marvel directors initiated during the pandemic), Hamill opened up on why the cup introduction – which sees Luke watching them and bear witness to Darth Vader’s attack on Princess Leia’s ship, before heading to Tosche Station is so important in the creation of the character motivations and nuances.

“There are two things that are good for the character,” said Hamill. “No. 1, he is ridiculed, beaten by his peers. Therefore, it is not particularly cool and popular. Koo Stark is the only other actress in the movie… and she calls me ‘Wormie’. So, I’m not popular.

“And then I bump into Biggs Darklighter, played by Garrick hagon, and I go ‘Wow!’ You can see, we are good friends. He is dressed in an Imperial uniform, and I said to myself, ‘Wow! It is so great! I can’t wait until I can get off the image of a planet and join you. “

“And he takes me outside and said,” Luke, as soon as I get the chance, I’m going to jump ship and join the Rebels.’ “


He continued: “The only reason it is interesting to me is that Luke has no political conviction. He thinks he is big he is in the Empire! Luke wants to be in the Empire, if it will get him off the farm! If it is completely pure, that it is not politically motivated in any way, shape or form. “

The idea of Luke, knowing no better about the Empire is certainly an interesting detail, and it just goes to show how the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view. Again, they have not, in any way, a huge genocide laser.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is available on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K now, as well as on Disney+Sky Cinema Premiere and NOW TV.

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