A few with strong ties to the Star Wars universe found themselves to be slightly hesitant going into The Force Awakens. While the next continuation of the Skywalker saga promised to deliver a captivating story, some worried that it would not be able to convey the emotional energy of the original films.
As it turns out, that list of apprehensive people also included Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill. During a recent interview with ABC News, the actor revealed that he was not entirely sure how the film - and one scene in particular - would be received by its fanbase.
"I was really wrong about [The Force Awakens]. I said, 'When I turn around, the audience is going to hoot and holler because it's such an obvious cheat.'" Hamill explained, referencing Luke's appearance in the final scene of the film. "I didn't foresee John Williams's incredible music and the shots of Daisy [Ridley] or the build-up to it all. I was never happier to be wrong."
Hamill's next appearance as Luke - in December's Star Wars: The Last Jedi - is sure to have the same level of fan anticipation. You can check out the official synopsis below:
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, from writer/director Rian Johnson, is in post-production now for a December 15, 2017 release. The film follows-up and continues the story of the next generation of the saga as Rey, Poe, Finn, and Kylo Ren find their place in the galaxy and follow the legacy of Luke Skywalker, Leia, and Han Solo. Daisy Ridley returns to star as Rey, with other returning stars John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Mayhew, Andy Serkis, Anthony Daniels, Lupita Nyong'o Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa. Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern join the cast in as-yet-unrevealed roles.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the next Lucasfilm movie on the calendar, set to release December 15.