03 Apr 2018 7:10 PM +00:00 UTC

Rian Johnson On The Arguments He Had With Mark Hamill Over Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Mark Hamill might have a lot of support for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but before the film made its big premiere, the Star Wars legend told the public that he had a few concerns over the way Luke was written in the sequel trilogy installment.

Though Hamill's long since changed his mind, fans continue to use the Star Wars actors early comments to help support the backlash against The Last Jedi.

Speaking in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson tries to clear the air a little bit saying that disagreements between actors and directors happen all the time.


The filmmaker spoke openly with the publication about the creative friction he had with Hamill during the production of The Last Jedi. While the two did have their disagreements, the arguments were always constructive in nature.

"We talked about it, we thought through it, we butted heads about it… we did all the stuff that you always do with an actor with a part — even more so because it's Mark Hamill and it's about Luke Skywalker, and because it was such a big decision — the way that his character went in the movie," Johnson explained.

The director wanted to make it clear to fans that while he and Hamill did have their creative differences, they didn't necessarily argue all the time.

"I feel like it maybe comes across as if that's what our relationship was the whole time, but it wasn't," the filmmaker added. "Even when we were having conflict about it, it was constructive in terms of me having to articulate why I made the choices I made. I do think that comes across in the doc. It's an aspect of the storyline of the making of this movie."

Actors will always show concern over their characters, and it's no surprise that Hamill didn't quite agree with the journey that Johnson wrote for Luke during the production of The Last Jedi. But that doesn't necessarily mean that the Star Wars legend disagreed with all of Johnson's decisions, and in the end, the actor even came to realize that The Last Jedi was the perfect way to end Luke's story.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently available on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital HD.

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