Actor Mark Hamill has revealed that he regrets expressing his opinion about the portrayal of his iconic character Luke Skywalker in Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”.
During interviews for the film, Hamill said in a video interview that the Luke of the new installment is not true to that of the original character – setting off a storm of reaction from both lovers and haters of the movie. He now says in a tweet this week:
“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!”
Even before the press rounds for film, Hamill had expressed reservations about the way the character was handled, indicating he had the same difficulty many “Star Wars” fans have expressed over the film in that both the movie itself and his character don’t conform to their expectations.
As of today, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has grossed nearly $800 million at the global box-office with its just over $423 million domestic haul unseating “Wonder Woman” as the second highest domestic grossing film of 2017. Hamill has also paid tribute to the late Carrie Fisher who passed away a year ago today: