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'The Mandalorian' Special Goes Behind the Scenes of Luke Skywalker's Appearance

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Luke Skywalker returned in The Mandalorian season 2 finale last year to much fanfare. Months after the finale and on the day when the STAR WARS series earned a whopping 24 Emmy nominations, Disney announced a special episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian explore the technology used to recreate Luke Skywalker for the emotional end to season 2.

The special episode will premiere on August 24 on Disney+. The press release (see below) describes the technology as cutting-edge and will focus on the recreation of the Jedi Master including working with Mark Hamill.

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Press Release

In last year’s Season 2 finale of “Star Wars: The Mandalorian,” the appearance of a young Luke Skywalker was one of the biggest reveals and best-kept secrets of the acclaimed show thus far. Reaction to the episode was emotionally-charged for many, deeply resonating with generations of fans who were elated to see the Jedi Master in his post-Return of the Jedi prime. The story of the cutting-edge technology used to bring Luke back is the subject of a special extra episode of “Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Mandalorian,” debuting August 25 on Disney+.


“Making of the Season 2 Finale” is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this celebrated “chapter” of “The Mandalorian,” with a focus on the technology used for recreating Luke Skywalker. It delves into the collaborative process, including working with Mark Hamill, to create an authentic and fitting recreation, and explores the immense pressure and responsibility the filmmakers had in bringing back one of the most important characters in film history.


The Television Academy recognized the second season of “The Mandalorian” earlier today with 24 Emmy award nominations, including Best Drama Series.


“Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Mandalorian – Making of the Season 2 Finale” will premiere on August 25 exclusively on Disney+.

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