Mark Hamill Describes The Mandalorian's Luke Skywalker Cameo as 'Unexpected' Great Gift

By Richard Nebens Updated:
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Most fans would agree that Season 2 of The Mandalorian found raise the bar from its debut season, making the show one of the highlights of 2020. Noted producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni continually added new layers of action and depth to Din Djarin's adventures through the galaxy alongside co-pilot and best friend Grogu/The Child/Baby Yoda.

For all the shocks and surprises that came this season as Djarin and his team faced the might of Moff Gideon and his army of stormtroopers, no moment brought more shock or cheers than the return of Mark Hamill as Jedi Master Luke Skywalker in "Episode 16: The Rescue" . Even after the show's post credits scene teased 2021's The Book of Boba Fett with Temeura Morrison and Ming-Na Wen, the talk of the Star Wars universe was the franchise's original Jedi wielding the classic green lightsaber and taking down bad guys on Gideon's Imperial cruiser

Hamill has repeatedly spoken of his excitement and gratitude to be included in the Disney+ series , and he continues to do in his latest social media blast.


In a new post on Twitter, Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill shared a picture of his cameo from the Season 2 finale of The Mandalorian while expressing his appreciation to be suiting up again as Skywalker. saying:

"Sometimes the greatest gifts are the most unexpected and something you never realized you wanted until it was given."

Hamill included #ThankYouJonAndDave as a special shoutout to series writers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni.

Mark Hamill first began his career with Lucasfilm in the very first Star Wars movie, 1977's Episode IV: A New Hope . He starred in all three movies of the original trilogy before playing a supporting role in the sequel trilogy.

Luke's story appeared to have ended upon his role as a Force Ghost in 2019's Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker after training Rey in the ways of the Force. This made his appearance in The Mandalorian that much more surprising upon its arrival. Most impressively, Hamill's on-set appearance was kept a secret through the entire run of production, which Hamill described as "nothing less than a miracle" considering how vigilant spoiler-seekers are in this day and age.

Hamill's cameo in Chapter 16 of The Mandalorian can be seen on Disney+. There is no confirmation about if or when he will appear in the Star Wars universe again, although he can never be counted out to give Luke more life in a galaxy far, far away.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.