The Last Jedi: Mark Hamill’s final ride on the Falcon will have you in tears


Star Wars: The Last Jedi gave Mark Hamill one last ride on the Millenium Falcon, which will have you in tears.

Mark Hamill’s final ride on the Millennium Falcon as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Few things from the Star Wars franchise are more iconic than the Millennium Falcon. When I first watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters and the Millennium Falcon appeared on screen for the first time, the entire audience broke into boisterous applause.

A heavy blanket of nostalgia washed over the crowd, and I think we all felt, like Han and Chewie, like we’d come home (cheesy? Maybe, but you’ve got to admit it at least a little bit true).

Apparently, Mark Hamill felt the same way being back on the iconic vessel. In a brief video posted on the official Star Wars social media pages, Mark Hamill discusses what it was like for him to step foot on the Millennium Falcon for the final time. The video features Hamill walking through the hallowed halls of the ship just soaking it all in.

As he explores the Falcon one last time (followed closely by his adorable pup) Hamill talks about what it was like to be saying goodbye:

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There’s a heaviness to the way he savors the moments like he realizes it’s truly the end of something great. I think that’s something we as fans have all begun to feel knowing that Episode IX will be the end of Star Wars as we know it, in some ways. We will be embarking on new adventures in unknown regions of the galaxy for this next trilogy. It’s the end of an era.

Thankfully, unlike Hamill, we aren’t done with the Falcon yet. I’m sure we’ll see it a bunch in Episode IX, and we’ll obviously be getting our fill of it in Solo: A Star Wars Story!

Savor these moments, folks, because soon the Falcon will be retiring!

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