Mark Hamill says The Force Awakens missed something

Sarah James
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From Digital Spy

Mark Hamill is Star Wars royalty – and after being involved in the series from the films' earliest days, he definitely has some strong opinions about the way the newer ones are panning out.

So, when asked during this weekend's Star Wars Celebration if he was disappointed that Luke Skywalker didn't get to reunite with Han Solo in The Force Awakens, Hamill agreed pretty wholeheartedly.

Even better, he has his own vision of how things could have gone down.

He explained: "When I was reading it, I thought if Leia's trying to mentally contact me and she's not successful, she'll still rush to his [Han's] aid.

"She'll get close to him and then get into some dire situation and then that's when I show up for a big 'Yay!' save her life – and then we rush to Han and then we're in the same position that Rey and Finn and Chewie are: too late to save him, but witnesses."

So, Hamill not only wanted to save the day, but to be present for Han's death.

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"Because it carries so much emotional resonance in to the next film," he continued. "For us, his wife, his best friend to witness, instead of two characters who'd known him what, twenty minutes?"

"I thought there was a great missed opportunity."

And you know, now that he's said that – we have to say he makes a fair point.

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