‘Star Wars’: Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker Nearly Had A Different Look

The hero was being compared to Colonel Kurtz in 'Apocalypse Now'.

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A new concept design shows Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker with a completely different look for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

While some fans were divided over the arc of Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, it’s hard to deny that it was great to see the hero back on the big screen. Unsurprisingly Hamill has said he won’t return to the role in the future, noting that The Rise of Skywalker was the last time he’ll ever play Luke. But that hasn’t stopped him from having a small role in another Star Wars project, The Mandalorian.

But a new concept design from 2013 pictures a different look for an older Luke Skywalker. Christian Alzmann, an art director at Lucasfilm, posted the image of Hamill on Instagram explaining that it was the first image he designed for The Force Awakens. Interestingly, he also said Luke was being compared to Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now noting how the character was hiding away in a cave. Obviously this isn’t too far from where Rey ultimately found Luke on the oceanic world of Ahch-To at the end of the film.


What do you think of Mark Hamill’s alternate look for Luke Skywalker? Which was your favorite film in the new trilogy? Sound-off in the comments below!

Here is the official synopsis for the latest film in the franchise, The Rise of Skywalker:

Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 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, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. The late Carrie Fisher appears as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Star Wars and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more great video content!

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