Massive spoilers ahead for the Season 2 finale of The Mandalorian.
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Star Wars has entertained moviegoers for decades, with audiences brought up on George Lucas' colorful galaxy far, far away. Disney has already greatly expanded the story since acquiring Lucasfilm, most recently through the acclaimed live-action series The Mandalorian. The Season 2 finale was full of twists including a brief appearance by Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker, and the iconic actor's latest response might bring a tear to your eye.
In the final moments of The Mandalorian's Season 2 finale, Luke Skywalker is revealed to be the Jedi master who heard Grogu's call. Fans delighted in watching him lay waste to the Dark Troopers, before eventually taking Baby Yoda away to his Jedi Temple. Mark Hamill played the role before visual effects de-aged him, and the 69 year-old actor has once again responded to this wild sequence, posting:
I'm not crying, you're crying. It looks like while Mark Hamill didn't expect his character to actor into The Mandalorian in such a significant way, it's a "gift" that he's thankful for. As such he posted a thank you note on social media for all to see, once again proving that Hamill is both the most iconic hero of the franchise and its biggest cheerleader.
Mark Hamill shared his thoughts over on his personal Twitter page, which he often uses to speak directly to the generations of Star Wars fans out there. He's amassed a whopping 4.2 million followers as a result, so all eyes have been on Hamill's feed since he popped up as a special guest star on The Mandalorian. And he wanted to use his platform to publicly thank the likes of Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni for making his experience happen.
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Indeed, seeing a young Luke come back in The Mandalorian was a massively satisfying experience for Star Wars fans out there. This is especially true since when Luke previously returned in The Last Jedi, he was a jaded and isolated recluse living on Ach-To. Fans were able to see his true power as a fully formed Jedi Master, and get a wild crossover that no one was expecting.
Of course, Mark Hamill also took time to thank the fans for their reaction to his brief but epic appearance on The Mandalorian. Hamill has seen the best and worst from fandom in his years as Luke Skywalker, and it seems the reaction to Luke rescuing Grogu was overwhelmingly positive. In a separate tweet the actor took the time to address this response, saying:
Seeing fan's reactions to Luke's return is something I will cherish forever. Their anticipation seeing the X-Wing/Ep. 6 Robes/a lightsaber/a GREEN lightsaber/a gloved hand/an ungloved hand/a Force choke/R2-was OVERWHELMING & very moving to me.
Of course, Luke's appearance and eventual mentorship of Baby Yoda does have a dark side. Because as we learned in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Kylo Ren eventually massacred Luke's temple and the Jedi he was training when turning to the dark side. Does this mean Grogu is doomed, or will The Mandalorian give him a way out in time? We'll just have to see.
Aside from The Mandalorian's upcoming third season, there are a number of other exciting Star Wars shows coming to Disney+. This includes the recently announced The Book of Fett, as well as the shows focused on Ahsoka Tano, Cassian Andor, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. We'll just have to see if Mark Hamill gets any more cameos as Luke.
The first two seasons of The Mandalorian are currently streaming on Disney+. Be sure to check out our midseason premiere list to plan your next binge watch.