Next week, a special episode of the Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian series is coming, looking at how the epic finale of season two was brought to life.
Namely, at how Mark Hamill returned to the role of Luke Skywalker in a stunning cameo, as Luke arrived to save the day and rescue Grogu. The behind the scenes episode airs next Wednesday, August 22, but today a one-minute clip was released. In it we see Hamill on set, but we hear Dave Filoni giving a tremendous reminder for us all:
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, but Dave Filoni just gets it. He understands the Star Wars universe on an incredibly deep level, but he also has the right understanding about what Star Wars means and what it means to make Star Wars – taking after George Lucas in all of that. Here he reminds us about what Star Wars means to people, about the joy that comes from it, and about how the creators always need to keep in mind that Star Wars is meant to evoke a good feeling.
Because at the end of the day, that’s what this is all about. It’s about the good feeling that comes from enjoying the galaxy far, far away, and that’s ultimately what was evoked with this season finale as well.
The previous installments of the Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian have been tremendous, with several episodes covering the first season and then a special episode looking at season two. I’m thrilled that we’re getting another special episode specifically about this finale, since that was the biggest moment of the season and was, for the sake of secrecy, kept out of the other one. Next week, we’ll get to see what it took to bring Mark Hamill back to the role of Luke Skywalker one more time. And that, I’m sure, will bring about a good feeling for Star Wars fans.