Mark Hamill shares first ever photo of Luke Skywalker, taken before the start of A New Hope


Moments before filming his first scene as Luke Skywalker in A New Hope, an unknown photographer snapped a shot of Mark Hamill. And we are grateful.

For those that are unaware, Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) is quite the interesting follow on Twitter. Whether responding to fans or giving us a behind the scenes look into the Star Wars universe, @HammillHimself is a must-follow for fans of the saga in a galaxy far, far away.

In this latest instance, Hamill has shared what he believes to be the first photo ever taken of our favorite farm boy.

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What a great moment to capture, before the cameras were even rolling on A New Hope. With a few Jawas standing in the background, our unnamed photographer captures Hamill as he appears to be stretching out his hands.

As Hamill notes, this appears to be immediately before Luke and Uncle Owen bargain with the Jawas for a pair of very important droids. Hamill looks quite different from his most recent appearance in The Force Awakens no?

Interesting that George Lucas chose to film Hamill’s first chronological appearance, well first. Often times feature films are shot completely out of sequence, but perhaps Lucas felt it was as important for establishing the character of Luke for Hamill. Either way, we profess our deep gratitude for whoever captured this iconic moment for us.