Mark Hamill believes Luke Skywalker deserved better… and we agree.
During a recent sit-down with The Hollywood Reporter, Hamill reflected on his love of theatre, voice acting, and that all the upcoming Star Wars spin-offs and solo movies are going to create “Star Wars fatigue.”
“I’m not gonna tell them how to run their business, but is there a possibility of ‘Star Wars fatigue’? Yeah, I think there is. I’ve experienced it, to a certain degree. But they never listen to my ideas anyway, so who needs ’em?!”
The veteran actor then went on to discuss the most recent Star Wars saga and how he would have like to see things play out.
“Everyone talks about the shock of realizing that, on Force Awakens, I don’t come in until the last page, a bigger shock to me was them killing Han Solo before Luke could ever see his best friend again. I mean, it might be selfishly motivated, but I said, ‘Holy cow, that’s a real missed opportunity.’ Even having the three of us together, even briefly. I pitched Abrams on the idea of, ‘You can still have me come in at the very end, but how about this. How about Leia’s trying to contact me telepathically, she gets frustrated because there’s no answers, so she rushes to the new Death Star.
“And she almost gets there but she gets stopped by two Stormtroopers and, just before she’s abducted, one Stormtrooper turns to the other one, blows him away, pulls off his helmet and says “Hi, sis, I’m here to rescue you.”‘ I say, ‘It’ll blow the roof off the joint, I’m still in it at the very end.'”
Although Hamill has publicly supported the decisions of both J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson on various occasions, the veteran actor has also criticized the decision to kill Han Solo and make Luke Skywalker an afterthought. Do you agree with what Hamill had to say regarding the Star Wars saga? Do you think Abrams or Johnson should have listened to his suggestions? Let us know in the comments below.
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