Mark Hamill's Take On Ending of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
So it seems that another person has thought up and self declared a better ending to a Star Wars film. This time it isn’t some random super fan on Reddit coming up with an amazing retcon that somehow makes The Force Awakens connect to The Old Republic, oh no no, this time it’s none other than Mr. Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.
During an interview for The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Charter Podcast, Hamill dropped this great little nugget of shade at director J.J. Abrams, stating that, “You can still have me come in at the very end,” Hamill explains. “But how about this? Leia’s trying to contact me telepathically. She gets frustrated because there’s no answer so she rushes to the new Death Star…that's three so far...and she almost gets there when she’s stopped by two Stormtroopers. Just before she’s abducted, one Stormtrooper turns to the other and blows him away, pulls off his helmet and says, “Hi sis, I’m here to rescue you.”
What’s even better, is that Hamill pitched this idea to Abrams, who clearly turned it down. Hamill mentioned in the interview that his idea would have “blown the roof off the joint.” He went on to spill the entire kettle of tea all over the damn place saying, “It's more effective to have people that really have a history with Han Solo witness his death and be unable to stop it. His wife, the mother of his child, his best friend. Instead of two characters that have known him what...20 minutes?"
Right you are Mr. Skywalker. We all felt that scene.