According to a video interview below that Original Prop Blog did at last year’s Comic-Con, Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, remembers shooting no such scene. Hamill does go on to say that it doesn’t mean the clip wasn’t shot for Return Of The Jedi, after all, he wasn’t in the scene where Luke’s hand is being repaired either. So, there’s a chance that it’s not Mark Hamill in this newly revealed lightsaber scene.
Well this makes the missing scene a little less awesome.
What do you think? Does this make the missing scene less authentic? I kind of feel cheap knowing that isn’t really Luke Skywalker building that lightsaber, but some cheap extra they brought in. Hopefully we’ll get some clarification on the situation. What once made me happy, now makes me a little sad.