Mark Hamill DOESN’T CARE to be in Star Wars Anymore – Star Wars News Explained
I know you can’t know someone based on what you see in the media, but from what I can tell, Mark Hamill comes over as a genuinely nice guy. Yes he’s an actor and their job is to make you believe their characters, but I get the feeling he is sincere and he cares about the Star Wars franchise as well as the fans. I like him and that’s why I believe he has genuine concerns about the way the Star Wars movies are heading.
Now a lot of people do like the new movies, I get that, but a large percentage are done with them. It seems as though Mark is on the “don’t like” side of the fence. He’s recently openly said that he didn’t like the direction his character, Luke Skywalker is taking (check out the behind the scenes bonus material on The Last Jedi home release – it’s very telling) and now, he’s been vocal again.
In a recent interview with the American ABC news company, Hamill said that he misses the original trilogy, and Carrie Fisher’s sudden death last year hit his family particularly hard.
“I don’t care anymore on that level because Han Solo is gone, Luke is gone,” he said. “And you just can’t get the band back together the way you wanted it to be.”
On his feelings the about the direction Luke Skywalker and the Star Wars movies are taking, he said the following;
“I said to Rian [Johnson, director of The Last Jedi], I said ‘Jedis don’t give up’. I mean even if he had a problem, maybe take a year to try and regroup … but if he made a mistake he would try and right that wrong, so right there, we had a fundamental difference, but, it’s not my story anymore. It’s somebody else’s story, and Rian needed me to be a certain way to make the ending effective.
“That’s the crux of my problem, Luke would never say that. I’m sorry. Well, in this version, see. I’m talking about the George Lucas Star Wars. This is the next generation of Star Wars, so I almost had to think of Luke as another character. Maybe he’s ‘Jake’ Skywalker, he’s not my Luke Skywalker.
“I still haven’t accepted it completely, but it’s only a movie.”
He did recant the story later on (under pressure from Disney maybe?), but he spoke of his concern about the over-saturation of the series while being interviewd by CinemaBlend.
“I will say they should pace themselves, because you don’t want to over-saturate it,” . “I said to Disney, ‘Really? Five months after we come out comes [Solo: A Star Wars Story]? Can’t you at least wait until Christmas?’ But they’ve got things booked – they’re doing Marvel and their own movies, so that’s beyond my [purview].”
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So, there you have it. Make of it what you will, but in my view, he’s making it known loud and clear that he’s lost his love for the movies.
What do you think? Do you agree with him, or do you like the movies? Make a comment here on the website or on the YouTube channel and let everyone know. There’s also a poll at the bottom of this article about it. It would be good to know what you guys think.
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