Star Wars: Luke Skywalker was one of the great surprises of the second season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian, the first live action series based on the saga created by George Lucas. The mythical character made an appearance in the final episode, The Rescue, and now Lucasfilm wants us to discover the secrets of this cameo. Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian will return with a special episode on August 25 on Disney +, which will focus your attention on the creative process of these scenes.
It is no longer just the fact that Anakin’s son wielded his green saber again, but the character who gave him voice was Mark Hamill himself, the actor who plays him from A New Hope. Since this is a young version (from the time immediately after Return of the Jedi), he could only look young, a problem considering that Hamill is now almost 70 years old. Fortunately, the magic of technology now makes it possible to capture rejuvenated versions of characters thanks to CGI.
Technology and responsibility
According to the press release, which collects ComicBook, Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian – Special Episode on the creation of the Season 2 Finale is “a look ‘behind the scenes’ at the creation of this award-winning chapter of The Mandalorian, which it focuses on the technology used to recreate Luke Skywalker. ” It was a collaborative process in which Mark Hamill helped to build an “authentic” version that would fit the reenactment. They also explore “the great pressure and responsibility” that the filmmakers went through in bringing back one of the most iconic characters in film history.