It was an emotional turning point in the series and for Luke Skywalker, who uses the opportunity to learn from his old master one more time.
Whether they add in extra scenes, change a film's ending, or simply turn the whole thing black and white, there's always something to be gained from a fresh take on a familiar film.
The 66-year-old Californian has appeared in some 70 movies which were nothing to do with Lucasfilm's space opera, not to mention nearly 200 TV shows, but will always be thought of as ingénue farm boy turned pan-galactic lightsabre-wielding hero Luke Skywalker.
This new documentary chronicles the making of the controversial Star Wars flick. Johnson himself chimed in to say that he was very thankful for Hamill's dedication to the story, and that it is healthy to have dialogue between directors and actors. "Hundreds of them", said Johnson. "I think it's worth it to get this version", tweeted Johnson.
"I'm still upset that he hasn't aged a day", Hamill jokes. At least as much as we're ever going to witness in this family friendly galaxy. "The fact he was able to show me that good will meant everything". "If it wasn't for the public I'd be nowhere", he told the crowd. While speaking on a panel at SXSW, Hamill said former President Barack Obama influenced the "dirt off your shoulder" movement.
Jamie Harkin, who was twice diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in his early teens, dreamt of meeting Hamill since he was a child and tried to contact the actor when he realised he'd be coming to Ireland.
The latest Star Wars movie is now on sale on Amazon as you can buy The Last Jedi for $19.99.
This gallery of concept images reveals a strikingly different approach - a 'what if?' scenario where the events of the Star Wars prequels would play out differently.