Jon Favreau Confirms Mark Hamill Was on ‘The Mandalorian’ Set to Film Luke Skywalker Finale Scene
Every fan of "The Mandalorian" has been waiting for showrunner Jon Favreau to weigh the season two finale with the surprise return of Luke Skywalker. In the credits for the finale, Max Lloyd Jones was listed as a "Double for Jedi," but it was unmistakable that the original franchise star, Mark Hamill, had returned to at least pronounce the aged Luke. In his first public interview about the finale, Favreau confirmed to Good Morning America that Hamill had far more than one voice over the voice in Luke's return. Much like Robert De Niro in "The Irishman," Hamill filmed Lukas "Mandalorian" cameo on set, and VFX technology was used to soften the character.
"We started the whole series with the reveal of Baby Yoda - the Grogu reveal - that was a secret that everyone was really excited about," said Favreau. “Part of that is not telling too many people about not having merchandise that is being worked on and advertised and everything. And then the final episode where Mark Hamill actually shot on the film and we used the technology we had available to age it and make it look like it did in the old films. "
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The word of Luke Skywalker's appearance in the season two finale of "The Mandalorian" and of Mark Hamill's return, which never leaked, remains a source of shock to Favreau. "It was very tricky because it's very hard to keep a secret these days, especially on Star Wars because people are so curious about it," said the director. “And there are so many people involved in the process who finish visual effects, do them, film them, the studios do everything. Every piece of casting leaked, and we were so scared until it aired that our surprise cameo leaked as well. "
Hamill himself celebrated Luke's appearance on Twitter, which was never known before the broadcast of the finale. He wrote: “The fact that we have been able to keep my involvement a secret for over a year with no leaks is nothing short of a miracle. A real triumph for spoiler haters everywhere! "
Hamill's tweet only said "Involvement," which made it ambiguous at the time how "The Mandalorian" spawned the Luke Skywalker scene. Many believed Max Lloyd Jones played the entire sequence when Luke and Hamill provided the voice, but Favreau said something different when Hamill was on set when Luke. It appears Jones was coping with Luke's action beats while Hamill starred in the scene where Luke faced Baby Yoda and took him to Jedi training.
Both seasons of "The Mandalorian" are now streamed on Disney +. According to Favreau, the third season of the show is in preproduction and will begin filming the Wraps production "The Book of Boba Fett". The Boba Fett Show is slated for December 2021, which means there won't be a new “Mandalorian” season until 2022.
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