Simon Pegg Reveals the Owner of the Robotic Hand from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Monday, 30 November 2015 - 9:54AM
Star Wars
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Monday, 30 November 2015 - 9:54AM
Simon Pegg Reveals the Owner of the Robotic Hand from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer
After a year of reticence, Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers are starting to trickle out, and that's not necessarily a good thing. But for those of you who haven't gone into spoiler hibernation yet, Simon Pegg has just revealed the owner of the robotic hand that touches R2-D2's head in the trailer in the newest issue of Empire (via Star Wars News Net).

Possible spoilers ahead! (Click to reveal)


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"I am on set as a consultant, acting as a sounding board for J.J., who is making tweaks to the already wonderful screenplay. My computer is open in Final Draft and, at the top of my screen, the scene heading reads, "INT. S-REDACTED-R – Day". I hear a familiar voice and turn to see Mark walking onto set, looking trim and cool, with a beard that he grumbles about but makes him look handsome and Jedi-like. When they shot Luke placing his robotic hand on R2's head, a moment glimpsed in the trailer, I sat at the monitors with Mark's family and marvelled at the huge significance of the moment.
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Although most fans knew/speculated that the robotic hand belonged to Luke, this is still huge news, as it's the first confirmation that we've seen the character at all in Force Awakens promotional material. In the issue, Hammill once again confirms that he will be in the movie, although it probably won't be until the third act. But when we do finally see him, there's a good chance that we'll see the main three- Luke, Han, and Leia- share the screen again, as he states that he "could never have anticipated" working with Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher again.


Here are two new TV spots, which focus heavily on the Dark Side of the Force, and a promotional clip from Disney presented by John Boyega:







Speaking of the Dark Side, Serkis confirmed that Snoke is the Emperor Palpatine of The Force Awakens:

Opening quote
"Exactly that. And he's severely damaged. Although he is a powerful leader, he comes across as vulnerable. Very scarred and disfigured."
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J.J. Abrams, who is usually so good about spoilers, revealed a slightly spoiler-y tidbit about the mysterious villain:

Opening quote
"I will say this one spoiler-y thing: he was critical in the seduction of Ren to the dark side. he is a hugely important part of the story and will continue to be."
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The "seduction" of Kylo Ren sounds about right, as Adam Driver describes Ren in the same terms as a religious fanatic:

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"When they think their actions are morally justified it makes them dangerous and unpredictable. There's no level they won't go to accomplish what they're after. I never thought of the character as an evil person."
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And finally, Peter Mayhew revealed a touching anecdote about reuniting with old friend Harrison Ford on the set of The Force Awakens:

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"I was sitting in my trailer," he said, referring to his first day on set. "There was a knock on the door and someone shouted, 'Where's that walking carpet?' It was Harrison. He came in, gave me a big hug and said. 'Welcome back.'"
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18.
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