He told the Big Issue: “In that version, the Death Star had sunk to the bottom of the ocean, and there were clues we needed.
“I was with Daisy Ridley’s character in scuba gear in the wreck.”
It sounds somewhat random, but Hamill added: “It was just awesome. I had my hopes falsely raised!
“I didn’t know they would reconfigure it to do it the way they did it, and no one really told me until I read the script.”
Despite his minimal scene time – and no dialogue whatsoever – in The Force Awakens, Hamill will be back with maximum impact in The Last Jedi, out Thursday.
With reviews finally coming out today, early social media buzz has indicated the feedback will be very positive indeed.
Check out our review here.