Mark Hamill confirmed that Star Wars: The Force Awakens was originally intended to showcase his character’s severed hand, which was cause for speculation during a 2014 leak that showed a severed handing holding a lightsaber hilt floating in space.
Hamill confirmed the validity to this speculation when he sat down with The Sun, “the first thing that came into frame was a hand with a lightsaber.”
“A severed hand that enters the atmosphere, and then the hand and bone burn away and goes sticking into the surface of Jakku. [This] alien comes in, don’t know if it was Maz but it wan an alien who takes the lightsaber away, and then the movie proceeds as you see it.”
We had a lot of fun yesterday over here at DHTG celebrating May 4th, Star Wars Day. We featured recipes, collectibles, and other awesome ways to rep that Star Wars pride. If you find yourself missing the face of Luke Skywalker during his very brief introduction in The Force Awakens, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out this video by the Love Star Wars YouTube channel that follows Luke Skywalker’s journey ending with his closing scene in Episode 7: