Star Wars icon Mark Hamill reveals the reason he can’t help but cringe every time he lays his eyes on arguably the most popular Luke Skywalker meme in internet history.
Mark – the iconic Luke Skywalker himself – finally responded to the meme from Star Wars: New Hope (1977), in which Luke seems to be blissfully ignorant of just how hazardous a lightsaber can be as he casually stares down its barrel.
The meme quips,
Handed the most dangerous weapon in the galaxy. Immediately point at face.
Bringing up the meme on Twitter, Mark assured followers Luke would never contemplate such stuff, and the picture is, in fact, a behind-the-scenes image.
This makes me cringe every time I see it. 😳😩
I don't remember doing this in the movie. I think it's just an on-set production still, otherwise Obi-Wan wouldn't look so remarkably unconcerned. 🙄 https://t.co/WXH4Ng0OzX
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 8, 2021
The actor wrote,
This makes me cringe every time I see it. I don’t remember doing this in the movie. I think it’s just an on-set production still, otherwise, Obi-Wan wouldn’t look so remarkably unconcerned.
So, you could say Mark Hamill might be ignorant, but there’s no chance at all that Luke would be.
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Insinuating there was never an actual plan, Jon admitted:
The story unfolded as I wrote it. The Mandalorian inherits a great deal from existing Star Wars stories, and when I write, that context is always a consideration.
It became apparent to Favreau that such events were likely to take place in the ongoing timeline.