A photo of Mark Hamill warmly embracing Harrison Ford is stirring up old emotions about the Luke Skywalker and Han Solo reunion they never got in the new Star Wars trilogy.
Yes, Luke Skywalker himself decided that he wanted to simultaneously warm and break the hearts of the internet when he recently Tweeted out a photograph of him and fellow Star Wars former co-star Harrison Ford sharing a nice hug in their older age. In the image, Mark Hamill’s face is on full display with a joyous grin stretching ear to ear. Though you cannot make out Harrison Ford’s facial expression in the image (not that it would help, I’m sure), we would like to think that the Indiana Jones star is equally happy about the embrace (even if it’s only deep, deep down).
As heartwarming as the image is, Mark Hamill decided to take the opportunity to remind all of us Star Wars fans on the web of what a possible reunion between Luke Skywalker and Han Solo could have looked like:
“What a Han/Luke reunion might have been like…”
Unfortunately, after all these years, it does not look like the reunion many of us were looking forward to– nay, expecting– will ever happen. If you recall, Han Solo’s life was tragically cut short by his own son, Ben Solo, aka Kylo Ren’s, lightsaber in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Mark Hamill did not even show up as Luke Skywalker in the film until the very end and even then his appearance was only brief.
Check out Mark Hamill’s tweet and the bromantic image below:
What a Han/Luke reunion might have been like… pic.twitter.com/E6LXnWAwhe
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 9, 2019
What do you think? Is this what you picture when you image a Han Solo and Luke Skywalker reunion? Would you have liked to see it happen in the new Star Wars trilogy? Sound off in the comments below and let us know!
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode IX stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Star Wars: Episode IX will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019.