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Mark Hamill’s vision for Luke Skywalker and Han Solo’s reunion was pretty complex

If only this actually happened


As those who have seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens know, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker never got to reunite on screen.

Instead, we were treated to the heartwarming reunion of Princess — now known as General — Leia Organa and Han Solo. We got to see them come together and form a plan to bring their son, the wicked Kylo Ren, home from the First Order. Unfortunately, Han met an untimely death by his son’s hand before ever getting a chance to catch up with Leia’s brother, Luke.

Despite Luke and Han never getting a chance to meet up, Mark Hamill, who plays an older version of his iconic Jedi character in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, had a pretty good idea of how the reunion would have — and should have — gone down.

“If Leia’s trying to contact [Luke] and she’s unsuccessful, she’ll rush to his aid,” Hamill told Fandango of his ideal Han-and-Luke scene. “She’ll get close to him and then get into some dire situation and that’s when [Luke shows] up.

“Save her life, we rush to Han, and then we’re in the same position that Rey, and Finn and Chewie are. Too late to save him, but we’re witnesses.”

Hamill said that having the brother-sister pair watch their respsective oldest friend and lover die would carry such an emotional weight. He wished fans would have gotten the chance to see that play out as the final goodbye to Han.

Unfortunately, Hamill didn’t get much time on screen during The Force Awakens, but that looks like it might change based on the first trailer and poster we got for The Last Jedi, released during Friday’s Star Wars Celebration panel about the film.

Star Wars The Last Jedi will be released on Dec. 15.

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