There’s no denying that Luke Skywalker is the undisputed face of the Star Wars franchise and apart from being known as a Jedi Master, the iconic character played by acting legend Mark Hamill is also a skilled pilot and he’s displayed his flight expertise on multiple occasions, most notably in A New Hope where he was intrumental in blowing up the Death Star.
Now, speaking of the legendary Star Wars vehicle, an X-Wing model used in Episode IV made headlines this week after it was scored by a dibber at an auction for a whopping $2.3 million.
The screen-matched Red Leader X-Wing model was used by Squadron Leader Garven Dreis, played by late actor Drewe Henley. The said piece is considered a hot commodity within the Star Wars collector community as most of the X-Wing models used for the original film in the Skywalker saga were actually blown up.
Hamill learned about the news on social media and it turns out, he would love to put his own X-Wing model up for auction. The only problem is, he’s no longer in possession of the said model. At least that’s what he said on Twitter.
In other Mark Hamill news, it’ll be interesting to see if the actor will continue “playing” Luke in the MandoVerse especially after Grogu chose to part ways with him to reunite with Din Djarin.
It’s worth noting that there have been several reports over the last two years claiming that Luke will be having his own spinoff series on Disney+ but that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore.
Meanwhile, the entire Skywalker saga is available for streaming on Disney+.