Mark Hamill Addresses Secrecy Surrounding The Mandalorian Season 2 Finale

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Posted:
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Mando and Grogu

Warning — This article contains spoilers for The Mandalorian Season 2.

The Mandalorian Season 2 is full of unexpected twists and turns, but the biggest reveal happened during the action-packed finale entitled “Chapter 16: The Rescue.” Throughout the show's sophomore run, Mando's ultimate goal is to bring Grogu to a Jedi, and the series managed to deliver a compelling storyline to make that happen. 

The runaway duo met a wide array of interesting characters during their galaxy-spanning adventure, including the likes of Bo-Katan, Ahsoka Tano, and even the returning Boba Fett from the original trilogy. Given the presence of major figures from the Star Wars mythos, it became clear that The Mandalorian would be establishing a much stronger connection to the Skywalker Saga, and this was solidified during the mind-blowing Season 2 finale of the show. 

It was unexpected, but Jon Favreau and the rest of The Mandalorian crew shocked everyone when the Disney+ series featured Luke Skywalker in the finale. The Jedi Master's arrival in the Emmy-award winning show inspired a lot of discussions online, with several cast members even joining in on the fun.

And now, the actor who played the fan-favorite character offered more information about the mind-blowing reveal. 


In a tweet, Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker, acknowledged that it's a “real triumph” that his involvement in The Mandalorian didn't leak "for over a year," admitting that the achievement is "nothing less than a miracle."



Hamill's excitement about the fact that Luke Skywalker's appearance didn't leak online is admirable, especially considering how different rumors and reports are emerging online on a daily basis. In a way, it's quite impressive that Luke's addition in The Mandalorian was not mentioned by any news outlet, and many fans will agree that that was for the best.

If Luke's inclusion in The Mandalorian was reported beforehand, the excitement from fans wouldn't have been nearly as high. Echoing Hamill's statement, it was indeed a “miracle” that his involvement didn't get out from the confines of Lucasfilm and Disney, and the genuine and mind-blowing reaction from fans and critics essentially provides proof that it's for the better. 

Hopefully, more surprises will be revealed during future seasons of The Mandalorian, and fans should hope that they're not revealed beforehand. 

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.