Mark Hamill reveals a much different ending to The Force Awakens


Mark Hamill is opening up about his time as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and in The Last Jedi, and apparently, the former had a much different ending…

Remember sitting in the theater in December of 2015 and watching Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker grace the screen for all of one minute before the credits for the film rolled? Luke said not a word in The Force Awakens, and at best, portrayed his feelings through a pained facial expression.

Well, according to Hamill, who spoke to Digital Spy, The Force Awakens had a different ending, one that was supposed to show off Luke’s powerful mastery of the Force. As you may, or may not know, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson was on set of The Force Awakens, as he would be taking the reigns of the Sequel Trilogy from J.J. Abrams, and he needed to see how Abrams left things off, in order to keep the continuity flowing.

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"When we were doing [The Force Awakens], Rian said, ‘We might have boulders floating to show your Force emanating’, so I was led to believe that I still had the Force and it was really strong in me."

Boulders floating around the exiled Jedi Master would have been a far cry from the man who disconnected himself from the Force in The Last Jedi. Hamill recalls that once he read the script, he wasn’t sure what was going on, and he called Abrams and Johnson asking “‘Are you guys aware of this? Have you seen a cut? Is there floating boulders?” To which the directors replied they cut the scene altogether in order to go a different route.

Perhaps having a Luke Skywalker so in touch with the Force that he could still float boulders with relative ease, killed the narrative of The Last Jedi, and so we got the broken man who wanted nothing to do with the Force or the Jedi when it was all said and done.

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That’s okay with us, though, because we believe it all worked out perfectly in The Last Jedi, as it showed Luke Skywalker redeeming himself one last time before becoming one with the Force. We wouldn’t have it any other way.