Jedi Master Mark Hamill is at it again! He isn't one to shy away from voicing his opinions, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Recently, the actor behind Luke Skywalker has made some dubious statements about Luke's role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with the phrase "not my Luke" coming out loud and clear. Today Mr. Hamill is turning the volume down a bit on that kind of talk.
As a prolific tweetsman, Mr. Hamill's comments came in the form of quoting the tweet that appears below. It is made up of screen shots from an interview where he is reiterating that yes, he had trouble accepting writer/director Rian Johnson's vision for Luke, but he also goes on to say, "I mean, I have to say, having seen the movie I was wrong."
He goes on from there, saying that "being pushed outside of your comfort zone is a good thing" and that we've already seen the story of a "benevolent" Jedi teaching a young padawan.
Hamill's apology that follows this takes it to another level. As he tweets, "I regret voicing my doubts and insecurities in public. Creative differences are a common element of any project but usually remain private." He finishes the tweet off by making clear that he thinks the new film is fantastic: "All I wanted was to make a good movie. I got more that that -- [Rian Johnson] made an all-time GREAT one!"
He ends it there, only adding the signoff of "#HumbledHamill." The tweet is pinned to the top of his profile, so he definitely wants it to be seen.
What caused this about face? Some will likely say that Lucasfilm may have politely (or impolitely) asked him to dial things back in the wake of the film's divisive reception, but there's also no reason to believe that these words aren't genuine. Mr. Hamill has always been one to speak his mind, and perhaps the love and admiration he is receiving for this performance have led to the "humbling" that he tweets of.
Whatever the cause, it is wonderful to have one of the film's greatest assets in support of it once again. If you need more Mark Hamill in your life, Star Wars: The Last Jedi isn't leaving cinemas anytime soon. He can also be heard in the excellent second season of Guillermo del Toro's Trollhunters on Netflix.