Mark Hamill Completely Disagreed with Rian Johnson's Take on Luke Skywalker in THE LAST JEDI
This week marks Star Wars' 40th Anniversary, and Vanity Fair has given us an inside look at the upcoming The Force Awakens sequel, The Last Jedi. And for most fans of Star Wars this sequel is very important because for the first time since Return of the Jedi, we will have LOTS of Luke Skywalker (if you don't count the seconds he appears in The Force Awakens.) Many fans have a certain expectation of what Luke may be like in his later years. They are of course basing it on what they have seen him do in the previous films. Certainly Luke himself, Mark Hamill is one of those 'fans.' In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Hamill recalls the first time he read through The Last Jedi script:
“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.’ ”
Hamill noted that he has the utmost respect for Johnson and The Force Awakens’s director, J.J. Abrams, and is pleased with how both films have turned out. He just wanted to be heard. To both directors, Hamill said, he delivered a version of this spiel: “I have thousands of really terrible ideas I would love to share with you, among which you might—just law of averages—find a nugget of something and go, ‘That’s not as terrible as the other 35 you just told us.’ ”
Under normal circumstances, this would justify a reason for fans to be alarmed and possibly concerned about what will become of Luke. But since Star Wars has fallen under the protective wing of Disney I find it hard to believe that the mouse house would allow something in a script that would create major uproar and protest by the fans. What do you guys think, are you worried about Hamill's disappointment?