Imagine it or no longer, Luke Skywalker himself thinks they went too a ways within the film. It seems that, once they had been filming the Wampa scene, he didn’t know the way … um … disarming … his self-defense maneuver can be, as Mark Hamill seen in a 2017 Tweet at the platform previously referred to as Twitter:
“When filming scene I was assured my lightsaber swipe toward camera (creature not on set) would simply singe fur 2 scare him off-Horrified to later see amputation & unnecessary cruelty – Wampa was HUNGRY (not EVIL) – Luke would never do this! #StillAngry2017”
Fascinating tug and he’s no longer mistaken. The Wampa was once simply on the lookout for a meal, then all — he wasn’t plotting in opposition to the rebels and aligning with Darth Vader or the rest. It’s additionally attention-grabbing that the unedited idea for the scene, or a minimum of the only instructed to Hamill, was once that Luke was once best moving to singe the fur of the Wampa and next put together his depart.
Chopped-off fingers are a practice in “Star Wars” going again to the cantina scene in the first actual film. It makes a superior bookend in a movie the place Luke starts through amputating the arm of an attacking creature and ends with Luke shedding his personal hand. As Papa George would possibly say, it’s like poetry. It rhymes.
However I love that Hamill is taking a kinder view of Luke right here. Now I’ve to invite the place his outrage is for all the ones broke Womp Rats he bullseyed in Beggar’s Canyon when he was once rising up and next upcoming bragged about to a roomful of Insurrection pilots. Let’s get #JusticeForWompRats trending!