Mark Hamill’s Tale of Returning to the Millennium Falcon

Mark Hamill’s touching tale of returning to the Millennium Falcon is something that pulls on the heartstrings when you realize just how epic it is to have the man back in the Star Wars franchise. It’s understandable why he would be so choked up with emotion when he walks into the Falcon. After all this is the ship where Ben Kenobi started teaching him how to use the Force, and where he eventually started to bond with Han and Chewbacca. It was the ship where he took a brief amount of solace after losing Kenobi and it was also the ship that saved him, thanks to Han Solo, when he was making his Death Star run. So yeah, there’s a lot of emotion packed into this return and it’s easy to understand.

“It was sort of like visiting an old house you lived in when you were a kid,” said Hamill of his return to the Falcon. The actor visited the set with his wife and kids before filming his part as Master Luke Skywalker as he boarded the  Falcon and the response was much the same. “I need to be by myself” was the next thing he said apparently upon entering the Falcon. You can just imagine the level of emotion that was welling up inside Hamill as he visited the faithfully-recreated set, imagining his times with the rest of the cast on the bridge or in the lounge of the freighter. The Falcon is after all one of the most iconic ships in the entire franchise. In fact it’s the only ship that most fans and non-fans remember without any prompting.

The Millennium Falcon is the one ship throughout franchise that has been seen as an indispensable part of the film that just cannot be taken out if Star Wars wants to remain Star Wars. For Rogue One there was obviously less need for it since the story did not focus on Han Solo or Chewbacca and the plot didn’t call for it. At that time time Han and Chewie were still smugglers living from one job to the next and not caring at all about the Rebellion or what it meant for the galaxy. In fact Luke was still a teenager at that point looking to the skies and wondering when he’d ever get off the giant sandbox that is Tattooine.

There have been a great many stories involving the Millennium Falcon, including one that might not be canon any longer, thanks Disney, that had to do with the Falcon’s creation and how it came to be one of the most notorious ships in the galaxy. After all, Han Solo and Chewbacca were not the ship’s first owners. If that comes as a shock to you then you might not be as hardcore a fan as you thought, but like I said, it might no longer be canon.

What is canon though is Luke’s initial reaction to it in A New Hope and his current reaction, which is like saying hello to an old friend you haven’t seen in far too long.

Add Comment

American Horror Story BMF Cobra Kai Dexter Hawkeye Heels Money Heist Ozark Shark Tank Squid Game Stranger Things Succession Ted Lasso The Mandalorian
Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman Did Not Support Maya Hawke’s Acting Career at First
What Do Sheryl Lee Ralph and Jackee Harry Have in Common?
Courtney Henggeler Decided to Quit Acting Just Days Before Cobra Kai Audition
Action Adventure Comedy Documentary Drama Fantasy Horror Movie Lists Mystery Romance Sci-Fi Thriller
5 Movies that Show How Easy it is to Manipulate People
Closer Natalie Portman
The Top 10 Best Natalie Portman Movies
Movie Review: The Immaculate Room
Comics Lists News Things You Didn't Know Whatever Happened To
Why Did Max Thieriot Leave Seal Team?
Please, No More Home Alone Movies
5 of the Best Western Stars
OPEN WORLD RPG
Open World RPG Games Every Anime Fan Should Play
Aldis Hodge on Today Show
6 Aldis Hodge Movies and Tv Shows You Should Watch
The Photograph (2020)
6 Best Black Romance Movies of the 21st Century
joker characters across comical franchises
Joker Characters Across Comical Franchises To Check Out
Call Of Duty Modern Warfare II Shows That Activision Can Still Make Great Games
Splatoon 3
The Splatoon Video Game Series Detailed
Oregon Trail Video Game Headed Back to Computers
Everything We Know So Far About the Upcoming Diablo 4 Game