Published: Mon, March 20, 2017
Culture | By Julio Duncan

Mark Hamill has revealed the 'first shot' of Luke Skywalker ever taken

Mark Hamill has revealed the 'first shot' of Luke Skywalker ever taken

It's unlikely to be the last image of Luke Skywalker we see in 2017.

Since the film's been rebranded Star Wars: A New Hope, Hamill's been playing the character for over 40 years with The Last Jedi being the latest entry of the franchise slated for a December release. On Saturday morning, Hamill gave fans a twinge of nostalgia when he tweeted a photo of himself on set of the first Star Wars film.

A long time ago, in our very own galaxy, a young actor named Mark Hamill donned the loose-fitting tunic of a Tatooine moisture farmer.

There are few mediums the Star Wars saga has yet to dominate, and it all began almost 40 years ago.

The photo, which shows Mark on set in the Tunisian desert, was taken on the first day of filming on March 22 1976.

No matter how much Hamill was optimistic on that day, though, there's nearly no chance he ever believed Star Wars would become the biggest movie franchise of all time. Does that photo of Hamill look like a man enjoying his first day?

With just a few weeks until the latest Star Wars Celebration event in Orlando, anticipation is mounting as people involved with George Lucas' original film begin contributing to the festivities.

But to many fans, Hamill is best known for playing the role of Luke Skywalker, the hero of the Battle of Yavin.

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