Mark Hamill On How Rian Johnson’s Vision For Luke Differed From His In The Last Jedi

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi definitely seems like the darker installment in Lucasfilm's new Star Wars sequel trilogy, and while some fans are open to the promise of a new spin that Rian Johnson's bringing to the franchise, Mark Hamill isn't entirely comfortable with the director's vision for his character, Luke Skywalker.

Speaking in an interview with Screen Rant, Hamill was asked about whether his vision of Luke and Johnson's vision of the character in any way matched and the Star Wars legend decided to give a lengthy and detailed response elaborating the differences between them.

"Well, I think when I read it, it's like the movie is just mind-bogglingly complex. It's challenging. It's hilarious in parts. It's suspenseful. It's dark and somber. I'm holding the fort down on the dark and somber. But, you know, I mean, the most shocking thing I read was it's time for the Jedi to end. Are you… What? And I mean, I understood Luke's regret at being wrong about who the chosen one was and he feels responsible for creating potentially the next Darth Vader and hey, I mean, ruining your nephew's life. Like not perceiving that he was going to the Dark Side until too late, so that weighs heavily on him. But all the characters face challenges in the second act of a three-act play or opera. I mean this is where all the darkest things happened. I mean, there's triumphs of course but more than its share of tragedies."

Guess Star Wars fans are really in for a dark ride in The Last Jedi and it's definitely exciting to hear Hamill describe the film as complex and suspenseful. There's nothing more to love than a film with depth, and we can't wait to tackle the challenge Johnson has for us when The Last Jedi hits cinemas December 15, 2017.

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