While Disney is running #fakenews campaigns with their Hollywood trade site partners trying to pretend fans don’t like Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there is no pretending that Mark Hamill isn’t a fan with the direction of the character.
The video below shows Mark Hamill discussing his reaction to Rian Johnson’s portrayal of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi where Hamill goes so far as to state, “He’s not my Luke Skywalker.”
It actually almost sounds as if Mark Hamill doesn’t even consider Star Wars: The Last Jedi canon as he says Luke would never act like that in the George Lucas movies.
Mark Hamill does offer it’s not his movie or story to tell, which explains why he couldn’t change things, but does note he still hopes the fans like it.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi now has a 54% audience approval at Rotten Tomatoes, which is the lowest its ever been, and the lowest of any of the Star Wars movies. You can read my thoughts on Star Wars: The Last Jedi here.
Here is the text, watch the video below for more.
I said to Ryan, I said, “Jedi’s don’t give up. I mean even if he had a problem he would 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 Ryan 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 has to think of Luke as another character. Maybe he is Jake Skywalker. He’s not my Luke Skywalker, but I had to do what Ryan wanted me to do because it serves the story well, but listen, I still haven’t accepted it completely. But it’s only a movie. I hope people like it. I hope they don’t get upset, and I came to really believe that Ryan was the exact man that they need for this job.