Mark Hamill seems pretty excited about how the new Star Wars trilogy is turning out, but that wasn’t always the case — at least not when he read the first draft of The Last Jedi.
In the huge Vanity Fair cover looking ahead at the next installment, Hamill said he vented to director Rian Johnson that he really didn’t like the direction they’ve decided to take Luke Skywalker in the story. He’s since said he is “pleased” with how the films turned out, but it really makes you wonder what the heck irked Hamill so much about this vision of Luke Skywalker. Which, Hamll is an opinionated guy anyway, but still. Those are strong words.
Here’s the choice excerpt:
“I at one point had to say to Rian, ‘I pretty much fundamentally disagree with every choice you’ve made for this character. Now, having said that, I have gotten it off my chest, and my job now is to take what you’ve created and do my best to realize your vision.’”
Hmm. The first teaser for The Last Jedi makes it clear that Luke now has some fairly radical thoughts on what should happen to the Jedi in the future, so perhaps that was the early sticking point for Hamill? Or maybe there’s something more … nefarious?
What do you think had Hamill so fired up? What’s up with Luke in The Last Jedi?
(Via Vanity Fair)