Ant-Man director Peyton Reed swapped the MCU for the galaxy far, far away this past year, helming two episodes of The Mandalorian’s second season including the finale ‘The Rescue’.
In doing so, he not only delivered to fans what many have dreamed about for decades – seeing a fully-fledged Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker, in action, at the height of his powers – but also fulfilled one of his own lifelong ambitions.
“Dear @HamillHimself,” wrote Reed on Twitter. “When I was a kid, this photo hung on my bedroom wall. STAR WARS, and Luke Skywalker in particular, meant a great deal to me. Some things never change. It was an honor and a dream come true to work with you on @themandalorian. Thank you. #MTFBWY“
Hamill then responded to Reed offering his own thanks for getting “the unexpected opportunity to revisit my character when he was still a symbol of hope & optimism”.
I am so grateful to have been given the unexpected opportunity to revisit my character when he was still a symbol of hope & optimism.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 16, 2021
The Mandalorian season two sees the returning Pedro Pascal (Din Djarin), Gina Carano (Cara Dune), Carl Weathers (Greef Karga), Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideon), Bill Burr (Mayfield), and Ming-Na Wen (Fennec Shand) joined by the likes of Temuera Morrison (Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones), Katee Sackhoff (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Timothy Olyphant (Justified), Michael Biehn (The Terminator), Rosario Dawson (Daredevil), and WWE Superstar Sasha Banks.