That Time Mark Hamill Pitched Boba Fett as Luke Skywalker’s Mother

“I once suggested it to George [Lucas] as the only way we could top Vader being my father,” Hamill tweets

Last Updated: November 17, 2018 @ 12:42 PM

Attention all “Star Wars” fans: What do you get when you cross Darth Vader and Boba Feet? Contrary to Mark Hamill’s pitch to franchise creator George Lucas, the answer is most definitely not Luke Skywalker.

“There was the time I pitched Boba Fett as Luke’s mother,” Hamill told his Twitter followers Friday. “I have always been more than willing to generously share my many, many terrible ideas in the off-chance we might stumble across one that could actually be useful.”

Hamill was responding to a tweet from Tatooine Sons: A Star Wars Podcast, where they asked Hamill if the rumors about Boba Fett were true, and Hamill confirmed. “I once suggested it to George as the only way we could top Vader being my father,” tweeted Hamill. He added that he envisioned her “as a double-agent working clandestinely for the Rebels.”

Luke Skywalker’s mother ended up being Padmé Amidala, who was played by Natalie Portman in “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.”

Perhaps, Luke’s parentage will be touched up on “The Mandalorian,” Disney’s upcoming live-action “Star Wars” TV show from Jon Favreau.

The series — which will launch toward the end of 2019 on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+, and is set in the time period between “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens” — follows a Boba Fett-like character, described as “a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic…” In “Star Wars” lore, Mandalorians made the iconic armor that bounty hunter Boba Fett, and his “father” Jango Fett (he was technically an unaltered clone of Jango) wore in the films.