Mark Hamill posts throwback photo of his first day as Luke Skywalker

On Saturday, the Star Wars star and prolific Trump impersonator took a break from staring at stuff on Ahch-To to share a throwback photo from the filming of Episode IV: A New Hope.

Nearly 41 years to the day that Star Wars began shooting, Mark Hamill showed exactly what his mood was as the life-changing movie began ramping up production. The Last Jedi marks the first me in the franchise subsequent films took place immediately after one another. Does that photo of Hamill look like a man enjoying his first day?

Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker is an elder statesman in the Star Wars saga nowadays, but back in 1976 when he was shooting the original film (released in 1977), he was just a young pup of 25, with floppy hair and a farm boy's innocence. It all depends on you feel about that 6:30 AM casting call. Since then, Luke Skywalker has remained a household name which still shows up absolutely everywhere, and will continue to do just that in at the end of this year.

We're exactly 10 months away from seeing Luke Skywalker return on the big screen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which hits theaters this December.

Is all this enough to stop us going after "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" spoilers? No. Nothing screams an ending like someone waxing poetic about a beginning.

  • Salvatore Jensen