When J.J. Abrams's Star Wars: The Force Awakens kicked off, the original trilogy's heroes had split up. While Lando and Leia will appear in Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker, a full reunion is impossible due to the deaths of Han and Luke. Mark Hamill has now shared an image showing what such a reunion might have looked like.
Posting on Twitter, Hamill shared a fan art of the older versions of Luke, Leia, Han and Lando in the Millenium Falcon. The 67-year-old captioned the post #MissedOpportunities.
Some criticized the Star Wars legend for the post, saying he was fanning the flames of hate directed at the sequel trilogy. In response, Hamill posted a follow-up tweet, writing, "Posted it because I miss them. Nothing more, nothing less," Hamill reiterated that he still loves the new cast. The image for that tweet is almost the same as the original that he posted, except it features the Joker from Batman: The Animated Series, a nod to his time voicing the Clown Prince of Crime.
Saw a pic of me with Billy D, Carrison & Harrie. Posted it because— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 27, 2019
I miss them. Nothing more, nothing less. I love the new cast too & didn't mean to get everyone's knickers in a twist. Maybe I should've just posted a bunch of #Endgame spoilers instead. #RelaxAndHaveFunPeople 😜 pic.twitter.com/WvutVuLau3
Although Han and Leia got their own reunion in The Force Awakens, neither Luke or Lando got to see the nerf-herding smuggler before he was spectacularly killed by Kylo Ren. Ren reduced their ranks further when his climactic battle with Luke, which used up the last of the Skywalker's life and saw the haggard Jedi perish on Ahch-To.
Hamill has been vocal about the lack of a proper goodbye for the original trilogy characters. Hamill recently shared a picture of himself alongside Ford, saying it was what a Han/Luke reunion could've been like. Elsewhere, he's aired his grievances with The Last Jedi and spoken out about various missed opportunities, though he's also expressed his support for the film at other points in time.
Directed and co-written 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, Keri Russell, Matt Smith, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film arrives Dec. 20.