Star Wars Legend Mark Hamill Stunned By Contentious Fanbase

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The Star Wars fanbase might be one of the most passionate fan group out there, however, there are times when there are fans who become rather aggressive when Star Wars movies and television series don't go their way.

The cast and crew of movies like Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker have become the victims of personal attacks made by fans on social media and it's gotten to a point where stars like Daisy Ridley (Rey) and Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico) have to keep away to avoid the intensity of the fanbase.

While Mark Hamill is no stranger to the vigor of the Star Wars fanbase, the Star Wars legend admits that he still finds himself shocked by fans' reactions and interaction from time to time.


Speaking in an interview with the Daily Beast, Hamill decided to share his thoughts about the intensity of the Star Wars fanbase.

"I don't know when, over the period of time, fandom became so contentious. But people are really opinionated, and you can't help but be opinionated yourself, because you've lived with the character so long," Hamill told the entertainment news outlet, "So whether it was on Episode VII, VIII, or IX, I'd have disagreements, and I would say to whoever it was, 'Well, I don't know if that's right.' But everyone shares the same goal: you want to make the best movie you can."

Star Wars fans often find themselves in a debate because everyone has a different world view. That's perfectly fine, of course. What isn't right is when fans cross the line and attack the filmmakers and the actors and actresses that make Star Wars movies and series because they don't like what they're seeing.

We hope that the fanbase learns how to express dissent without making personal attacks now that Star Wars is moving on from the Skywalker saga.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is available for streaming on Disney+.

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