Mark Hamill Thanks ‘The Mandalorian’ Director Peyton Reed For “Revisiting His Character”


Mark Hamill is again making headlines after an exchange between him and “The Mandalorian” director Peyton Reed happened on Twitter.

Reed who directed the finale episode of “The Mandalorian” season 2, where Luke Skywalker returns, had posted how excited he was to work with Hamill.


When I was a kid, this photo hung on my bedroom wall. STAR WARS, and Luke Skywalker in particular, meant a great deal to me.

Some things never change.

It was an honor and a dream come true to work with you on themandalorian. Thank you.

To which Mark Hamill replied:


Dear Mr. Peyton Reed,

I am so grateful to have been given the unexpected opportunity to revisit my character when was still a symbol of hope & optimism.

Your assured direction & kindness was a crucial element in the experience & means more to me than I can say. Thank You.

See Disney it’s not so hard. Luke Skywalker can not be crossed out by certain people at Lucasfilm.

He means a great deal to so many, including the cast and creators of “The Mandalorian.” That is why it works. They get it.

I love how Mr. Hamill made sure to mention that his character was once a “symbol of hope and optimism.” Because for many he was and still is. A lot of people making films now took a great deal of inspiration from ‘Star Wars.’

Something Disney needs to think about when deciding on who can helm which projects and why it’s probably not a good idea to let the Lucasfilm employees, Pablo Hidalgo or Rian Johnson talk down to fans, mock fans, etc.

But that’s just this life-long ‘Star Wars’ fan’s opinion.

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Source: Twitter

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