Mark Hamill Says He Was Wrong About Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Some fans were apprehensive into Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While the film promised an epic story, some were worried that it would not become as compelling as the original trilogy. It turns out that one of those people was Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.

Speaking to ABC News, the iconic actor revealed that he wasn't entirely sure about how Luke's brief cliffhanger appearance in The Force Awakens would be received by the fans.

"I was really wrong about [The Force Awakens]. I said, 'When I turn around, the audience is going to hoot and holler because it's such an obvious cheat," Hamill said. "I didn't foresee John Williams' incredible music and the shots of Daisy [Ridley] or the build-up to it all. I was never happier to be wrong."


I remember some fans expressing their disappointment about Hamill's lack of screentime and dialogue. Most of us expected to see him have a larger role in the Episode VII, but it turns out that The Last Jedi will be his moment to shine. We'll surely learn more about how Luke changed over the years, and we can't wait to see how he'll interact with Rey and the rest of the characters. It's also interesting to note that it was "shocking" to Hamill to see what writer/director Rian Johnson had written.

Directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to release in theaters on December 15, 2017. The film also features returning stars John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Mayhew, Andy Serkis, Anthony Daniels, Lupita Nyong'o Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher. Benicio Del Toro, and Kelly Marie Tran and Laura Dern make their Star Wars debut in this film.

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