The deaths of Han Solo and Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, respectively, disappointed many fans who realized that the Star Wars sequel trilogy would probably never see the two old friends reunited. Actor Mark Hamill has expressed his regret about this fact before. Now he's released a photo of himself with Harrison Ford that references that disappointment.
Hamill tweeted the photo with the caption "What a Han/Luke reunion might have been like..."
What a Han/Luke reunion might have been like... pic.twitter.com/E6LXnWAwhe— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 9, 2019
The last time the two characters were seen on screen together was in Return of the Jedi, which was released in 1983.
Han was murdered in The Force Awakens at the hands of his own son, Ben Solo/Kylo Ren. Luke learned of his old friend's demise in The Last Jedi. After a lengthy duel with his nephew, Luke became one with the Force.
Despite the character's death, his story may not be over. Hamill is set to return in the yet untitled Star Wars: Episode IX. However few details have been given regarding his role. Hamill himself has indicated that his appearance in the final installment will be limited to a simple cameo.
Directed and co-written 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, Keri Russell, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film is scheduled to open on December 20.