The Infamous Force-Kick Scene in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Explained by Mark Hamill: The Power of the Jedi or a Mistake?

The Famous Failed Movement in Star Wars

With hundreds of plans to create a film, an error is quickly made… Some of them have become cult, like the maintenance worker who wanders around James Bond: Quantum of solace ; of a member of the team hidden in a plan of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ; or the famous plane in the sky of Gladiator ! Of course, with its nine feature films, the saga Star Wars is no exception to the rule. Did you know that in Episode 6: Return of the Jedi, luke skywalker rate – and from afar – a kick to neutralize an enemy ? A scene that takes place at the beginning of the film, as the hero seeks to save Han Solo and Princess Leia from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt. A few days ago: actor Mark Hamill returned to this cult passage.

The power of the Force

In response to a user, on this famous failed movement, Mark Hamill released his best weapon: the joke. “How could anyone be bothered by this kick of force perfectly executed?” he has fun on , in a message published on May 27, 2023. According to the actor, it would therefore be thanks to the famous power of the Jedi that Luke Skylwaker actually succeeded in this attack! A ready-made excuse that did not fail to make Internet users react… “If the force goes through your hands, why wouldn’t it go through your feet”, notes for example a fan, under the message of Mark Hamill. Someone else writes: “the force was so strong that you couldn’t contain it (laughs).

Even if this missed kick will always remain so, Star Wars has often been “corrected” | “updated” by George Lucas and his teams, over the years and many reissues. Today, the most famous modification remains without doubt the “Han shot first” (literally Han fired first), in Episode 4: A New Hope. Basically, in the first version of the feature film, the bounty hunter shoots Greedo first. In the 1997 remastered release, a digital cutout has this other character attack first. The result, which looks very plastic, is controversial.

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