Mark Hamill Regrets Bad-Mouthing Luke Skywalker's Role In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Luke in a red robe

When it comes to a difference of opinion, no film on the current market seems to be as divisive as Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Even Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, has fallen prey to this pitfall of a discussion, as his recent remarks about disagreeing with Luke's eventual story trajectory have caught fire on both sides of the divide. And Hamill himself isn't immune to this, as he's recently made the following comment which alters his public comments about the development of the film:

I regret voicing my doubts & insecurities in public.Creative differences are a common element of any project but usually remain private. All I wanted was to make good movie. I got more than that- Rian Johnson made an all-time GREAT one!

This refinement of Mark Hamill's opinion came from a fan who posted further remarks from the Star Wars: The Last Jedi star on Twitter. While Hamill went on to admit that he came around to Rian Johnson's vision of his character just as quickly as he initially rejected Luke's "quitting" the ways of the Jedi, most people seem to have focused on the man's first thoughts rather than his adjusted worldview after production on the film had begun. So, naturally, Mark Hamill came out and cleared the air, making sure that the film's supporters and detractors have all the right information before they continue to debate the film's merits.

It's certainly been an interesting thing to see how fans and cast-members alike have responded to Star Wars: The Last Jedi's treasure trove of surprises and shocks. Everything from Adam Driver's shirtless scene as Kylo Ren to the Porgs has come under scrutiny, as the eighth episodic film in the Skywalker saga is the spark that's lit a fire underneath devotees of all shapes and colors to debate the film intensely. Though, one would have to assume that if the debate can rage on long enough, folks may be tempted to revisit the film in theaters and toss a couple more coins into the film's hat as a result.

But, of course, when one of the most talked over pieces of your Star Wars movie is the debate over whether Luke Skywalker would quit teaching any future Padawans after one bad student, you're bound to get some tongues wagging. None more intensely, but at the same time more completely, than Mark Hamill. But just as Hamill rethought his feelings on Star Wars: The Last Jedi's events over time, and some Twitter fodder, the film will undoubtedly find itself a point of discussion for quite some time when folks decide to dissect the galaxy far, far away. So if you, or anyone you know, has been quite vocal about their feelings connected to this film, just remind them that even a true Jedi master is allowed to change their mind after enough contemplation over even the most challenging of topics.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently in theaters.

Mike Reyes
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