Star Wars: Mark Hamill Reflects on the End of an Era With Heartfelt Letter to FansApril 4, 2020
Hamill tweeted out a photo of his letter, which is being included as part of The Complete Skywalker Saga Blu-ray set. You can read the full letter below:
Hamill’s letter is all the more touching given that it pays tribute to the late, great Carrie Fisher and refers to the franchise as “George’s faraway galaxy.” He also reflects on how drastically Lucas’ early plans for the original film changed, referencing the mouthful of an original title “The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, as taken from the Journal of the Whills, Saga I: Star Wars.”
The letter is just one of many perks included in The Complete Skywalker Saga. The 4K Ultra HD version (which is exclusive to Best Buy) features a whopping 27 discs, covering all nine of the numbered Star Wars movies along with many hours of bonus features. Those discs are contained within a special art book featuring concept art spanning all three trilogies.
Even months after its release, we’re continuing to learn more behind-the-scenes details about The Rise of Skywalker. The newly released The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker sheds light on axed storylines and a tank-like version of BB-8, while Anthony Daniels told IGN C-3PO nearly had a bigger role in Episode IX.
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For even more on the final Skywalker Saga movie, find out why we think the documentary, The Skywalker Legacy, helps redeem Episode IX.
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