Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit theaters nearly a month ago at this time, and in the time since then, many fans have expressed their displeasure at what’s gone down with the story and the character of Luke Skywalker.
If one thing has become more and more clear as time goes on, is that Lucasfilm and J.J. Abrams weren’t kidding when they said they had no real plans for the trilogy, and that Abrams was just setting the foundation for things to come. In a new quote from actor Mark Hamill, he gives even more evidence in support of that idea. In the original ending of The Force Awakens, it seems like Rey had originally stumbled upon Hamill levitating rocks, as he revealed to MTime:
“When we were doing [The Force Awakens], Rian said, ‘We might have boulders floating to show your Force emanating’, so I was led to believe that I still had the Force and it was really strong in me. When I read [The Last Jedi] before [The Force Awakens] came out, I said, ‘What?!” and called [Force Awakens director] J.J. [Abrams] or Rian to say, ‘Are you guys aware of this? Have you seen a cut? Is there floating boulders?'”
Luckily, Abrams had been in contact with Johnson, and the necessary changes had been made in order to fix that continuity error. Of course, Hamill has been vocal about his initial distaste for the more Force-averse version of Luke Skywalker, and he embellished on that.
“I don’t think it was just me that was surprised…All the characters faced challenges they didn’t expect. But that makes for great drama…I don’t like being pushed out of my comfort zone. I thought well, ‘Harrison didn’t get pushed out of his comfort zone. He’s flying spaceships, making wise cracks, and being cynical. Why am I so different?’ But It’s really important for the story.”
What do you think of Hamill’s comments? Do you wish that ending of The Force Awakens had been retained? Let us know your thoughts down below!