See Luke Skywalker and Yoda's moving Star Wars reunion

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

Warning: The following article contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Nobody could possibly judge you if the mere thought of Luke Skywalker and Yoda reuniting nearly 40 years after Star Wars brought a tear to your eye.

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So keep that in mind when you watch brand new behind-the-scenes Last Jedi footage, in which Mark Hamill films a scene with Yoda, and his voice actor Frank Oz, for the first time in decades.

The overwhelming emotion is palpable as Mark hears Yoda speak for the first time, joking that he'd aged far more "tragically" than Oz or his green puppet friend. Watch the clip below:

In an interview with USA Today to promote Star Wars: The Last Jedi's home video release, Mark reflects on how moving it was to be reunited with so many of his former co-stars.

"The whole movie was really difficult for me emotionally," he admitted. "It was acknowledging your mortality (and) the fact that something that was so meaningful in your life was necessarily coming to an end, to pass the torch to the next generation.

"I started the process of disconnecting emotionally when I read [The Force Awakens] and knew I'd never work with Harrison [Ford] again, and of course the biggest trauma was losing Carrie [Fisher] in real life and only just having that brief scene with her in the movie.

"It took on new meaning because Luke was saying goodbye to his sister and I was saying goodbye to ever working with her again, knowing Luke's fate."

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The mere presence of Yoda in The Last Jedi seemingly tips that Luke could appear, potentially as a Force Ghost, in the upcoming Episode 9. But will it actually happen?

"You know, I had a beginning, a middle and an end, so whether I'm not involved or just a member of the audience, I'm looking forward to it," he recently teased.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download on April 9.

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