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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

A few months back, it was revealed that actor Mark Hamill had an interesting initial reaction to Luke Skywalker and Star Wars: The Last Jedi in general.

If you don’t recall his specific wording, here’s what he had to say in his interview with Vanity Fair at the time:

“I at one point had to say to [director Rian Johnson], ‘I pretty much fundamentally disagree with every choice you’ve made for this character. Now, having said that, I have gotten it off my chest, and my job now is to take what you’ve created and do my best to realize your vision.’”

But what was it about the character that he so disagreed with? Speaking with CinemaBlend in a recent interview, Hamill embellished on what he meant.

“Well, without giving anything away, ‘It’s time for the Jedi to end?’ Are you kidding me? I was the most optimistic, hopeful character in all the movies. How could he arrive at a place where he’s a cynical hermit. It’s beyond comprehension.”

Or is it?

Of course, none of us have a full grasp of what Luke has gone through, and this response from Hamill was just his initial one. After going through that necessary emotional arc, let’s hope that Luke will arrive at a better place. If not, we can at least hope that this shift in character is something that is believable.

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SOURCE: CinemaBlend

  • Bruce Norris

    His character has to have some sort of “emotional journey” (less likely to be physical because he’s already faced such in a big way). In the end, I think he’ll rediscover the “Luke of old”.

    Personally, I just want to see him handle those Knights of Ren punks like Mr. Miyagi.

  • the50sguystrikesback

    Luke’s disenchantment (in Rian’s vision) with the concept of the Jedi is similar to Qui-Gon Jinn’s which is WHY he was such a rebel (which of course kept him off the Jedi counsel). I see Luke as the ‘Malcolm X’ of the Jedi, in that, he finds the original Jedi Temple and discovers that his teachings are based on errors in (OR a manipulation of) their original doctrine.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.