The Last Jedi Wasn’t The First Film Where Mark Hamill Had Issues With Luke’s Characterization

Author Thumbnail BY Tiny Diapana - March 13, 2018

Mark Hamill might not have immediately taken to the way Star Wars: The Last Jedi handled the characterization of Luke Skywalker, but it turns out that the Star Wars legend also had issues with the way Luke was handled before.

Speaking in a panel at this year’s SXSW (via Arse Technica), Hamill opened up about his experiences playing one of the Star Wars franchise’s most popular Jedi’s and during the discussion, the actor revealed that The Last Jedi wasn’t the first time he’d disagreements with how Luke was handled.

According to Hamill, he had also had a similar fight with Star Wars creator George Lucas and Return of the Jedi.

"I read the script for (Return of the) Jedi and thought, 'Wait a sec! I thought I was heading toward the struggle of heading to the Dark Side. I'm in black. I have a glove. I see a trend here.”

Despite Hamill’s concern, Return of the Jedi remains a pretty solid Star Wars film. As part of the original trilogy, Return of the Jedi is often considered part of the franchise that Star Wars fans often fondly look back at.

We wonder whether fans will look back fondly at The Last Jedi years after its release or whether the fanbase will remain just as divided over the film as it already is.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is available on Digital HD. The film will also be made available on Blu-Ray and DVD on March 27.



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