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This leaked 'Star Wars' photo shows another actor playing Luke Skywalker in a deleted 'Force Awakens' scene

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) Photo: Lucasfilm Ltd. © 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."
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SALT LAKE CITY — A deleted scene from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” would have included a different actor portraying young Luke Skywalker, /Film reports.

What happened: In “The Force Awakens,” the character Rey (Daisy Ridley) picks up Skywalker’s light saber and experiences a series of Force visions, showing her glimpses of the future and past events of the “Star Wars” universe.

  • One of the deleted visions includes a young Skywalker battling Darth Vader in a re-enactment of their famous duel in “The Empire Strikes Back.”

The twist: Actor Robert Boulter would have portrayed Skywalker, not Mark Hamill.

A leaked photo on Twitter and Reddit show Boulter dressed as Skywalker.

Flashback: The circle is now complete. Back in 2015, there were rumors that Boulter would play young Skywalker in a flashback scene.