Star Wars Legend Mark Hamill Disagreed with George Lucas on Return of the Jedi Ending

There is little doubt that Return of the Jedi had one of the most hopeful endings in the Skywalker Saga. However, it looks like Mark Hamill wasn't exactly happy about that. The Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker actor admitted that he argued with George Lucas about how Episode VI was supposed to end.

Hamill recently spoke to SiriusXM's EW Livepodcast to promote his appearance in What We Do In The Shadows Season 2. Not surprisingly, the conversation moved to Star Wars and Hamill shared his thoughts on how the original trilogy concluded.

"I remember complaining to George about something in Return of the Jedi," Hamill said. "And I said, ‘It's so predictable and pat,' and he said, ‘Mark, don't forget. These things were made for children.'"

It's hard to argue with Lucas' vision and Hamill was quick to point out that he soon understood what the filmmaker wanted to do.

"His original intention was to make movies for, you know, kids! Adolescents and younger. And we're bringing our adult sensibilities to it and that's where we go wrong," he said before admitting he trusted Lucas with the direction the films took.

"He's the man. He knows what he wants, and I realized he was right. He said, ‘All fairy tales get tied up neatly at the end.' Because I thought after Empire we should really go crazy as possible with the last one, but there's a reason why George is where he is and I'm where I am," Hamill concluded.

Although Hamill did have a point, it's best to remember that Star Wars was Lucas' brainchild and he should always have the last word on how it ended. Needless to say, that directly led to the Skywalker Saga expanding to nine movies.

Do you agree with Hamill or are you happy with what Lucas did for Return of the Jedi? Sound off in the comments below.

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