Well, everyone has their own ideas when it comes to big movies, and that goes double for the actors involved, especially if those actors have been with the franchise for decades, as is the case with ‘Star Wars.’ It seems that during a recent interview with Fandango’s Eric Davies during Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Mark Hamill revealed that he had some suggestions for ‘The Force Awakens’ script that he wished could have happened, namely, he wished he could have had one last scene with Han Solo.
Here is what Hamill had in mind:
“When I was reading it, I thought if Leia is trying to mentally contact me and she is unsuccessful, she’ll rush to his [Han’s] aid and get into some dire situation, and that’s when I show up…I save her life, and then we rush to Han, and then we are in the same position that Rey and Finn and Chewie are — too late to save him, but witnesses.”
To be fair, that’s not exactly a small change to the script, as it would have brought Luke into the story way earlier in the movie and removed the big reveal of Rey finally finding him at the end, and even Hamill’s suggestion does not exactly have Luke and Han sharing a scene, just Luke being there when Han was killed, which might have felt odd. If Luke was there, I feel he might have been able to stop Kylo Ren from killing Han, so in the end, I think I understand why Abrams and company did not run with that particular suggestion. On the other hand, it would have been nice to see more interaction between the original three heroes of the saga in ‘The Force Awakens,’ especially now that Carrie Fisher has passed on and we will never get another opportunity to see Luke, Han and Leia together on the big screen again.
What are your thoughts on Hamill’s proposed changes to the script? Do you think it could have worked? Share your opinions in the comments below!