Is this the first ever picture of Luke Skywalker?

Posted March 20, 2017

Mark Hamill gave something nostalgic to treasure Saturday morning when he shared a photo from his first day on the set of Star Wars in 1977. Though fans may be looking for more leaks on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Hamill has posted a picture of himself at 24-years-old from the first day of shooting Star Wars.

While the character has only been around in 5 of the current 8 Star Wars films, he'll likely continue his role in Episode IX.

As the Nerdist notes, the photo was snapped March 22, 1976 and featured actors in Jawa costumes in the background.

Whether this is, in fact, the very first photo remains somewhat unclear.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford began filming George Lucas' Star Wars saga in the late 70s. It all depends on you feel about that 6:30 AM casting call. Star Wars hasn't exactly been kind to its mentor Jedi figures, and the previous film showed the next generation are willing to make some tough choices about the original cast.

Luke Skywalker himself just released a landmark photograph to commemorate the anniversary.

Hamill will return as a much older and wiser Luke again in "The Last Jedi", set for worldwide release on December 15, 2017. Nothing screams an ending like someone waxing poetic about a beginning.