Luke Skywalker actor thanks Mark Hamill, Dave Filoni in touching Instagram post

Mark Hamill is Luke Skywalker in The Mandalorian season 2. Photo: Disney+.
Mark Hamill is Luke Skywalker in The Mandalorian season 2. Photo: Disney+. /

Never in a million years did Star Wars fans expect a live-action, young Luke Skywalker to appear on the small screen dawning Mark Hamill’s face. Yet The Mandalorian Season 2 finale gave viewers just that — and treated them to an even more polished version in Chapter 6 of The Book of Boba Fett thanks to actor Graham Hamilton.

Hamilton, who has been a Star Wars fan since childhood, was beyond thrilled to work with Hamill, Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, and the rest of the episode’s cast and crew to bring Return of the Jedi-era Luke to life once more.

He shared his gratitude on Instagram several days after the episode aired on Disney+. “The 5 year old kid who sat night after night in a basement in Missoula MT watching #StarWars is living his best life,” the actor wrote. “The highlights are endless.”

He discussed a handful of these highlights, including “geeking out” with Rosario Dawson and listening to Mark Hamill tell stories on set.

He called the experience “magical.” Which is fitting, since his appearance created a sense of wonder and magic in everyone who watched the chapter’s events unfold.

"Co-creating #LukeSkywalker for @thebookofbobafett with master @hamillhimself was one of the most magical and fulfilling creative experiences of my life. Deep gratitude to @dave.filoni and @jonfavreau for bringing me into the family."

It’s unclear as of now whether or not Hamilton will return again as Luke Skywalker in The Book of Boba FettThe Mandalorian, or other Star Wars projects big screen or small. But the actor is happy just to have made his mark on a galaxy far, far away.

“I am humbled beyond words and forever grateful to all the incredible artists who welcomed me on this journey,” he concluded. “Thank you thank you thank you. May the Force be with us all, always.”

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The Book of Boba Fett is streaming now exclusively on Disney+.