Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the latest sequel of a saga set in a galaxy far, far, away could have opened with a severed hand trailing in the dark expanse of space.
"I can tell you now that in the original opening shot of 7, the first thing that came into frame was a hand with a lightsaber, a severed hand that enters the atmosphere," said Mark Hamill, who played the character of Luke Skywalker, in an interview with The Sun.
Luke Skywalker was the main protagonist of the original trilogy. He comes back at the end of the latest installment in the Star Wars saga.
"And then the hand and bone burns away and goes sticking into the surface of Jakku, and this alien hand comes in, don’t know if it was Maz but it was an alien hand who takes the lightsaber way, and then the movie proceeds as you see it."
Albeit the dark implications of such an opening sequence, it would have played well especially since the actual movie also ended with a Luke's hand reaching out to Rey, the new star of the latest trilogy.
Either way, Star Wars 7 still kicked ass in a galaxy far, far, away.