Mark Hamill has gotten himself into trouble discussing “Star Wars” again. The veteran actor who played Luke Skywalker in the saga is kind of famous for giving his blunt and honest opinion about things, including the “Star Wars” franchise on various levels be it the changing of fandom to the creative choices and directions of the films.
In the past, he’s often expressed that he wishes the current run of the Disney “Star Wars” films had turned out differently. Now, in a new interview with Den of Geek discussing his role on the series “Knightfall,” Hamill says while he may have complaints he doesn’t hate the new films. His main misgiving seems to be the lack of a reunion between the original trilogy’s trio of characters:
“I got myself into trouble…My problem was, I wasn’t dealing with social media back then, where you say something and it goes around the world in 24 hours! If I were to answer your questions on paper, I’d think: oh, that sounds a little strong, or, I shouldn’t say this. But I have a tendency just to talk and talk and talk, and you can cherrypick.
You know, I’ll be reading something, and say, ‘What moron said this?’, and then realize, ‘Oh, it’s me.’ They can take selective comments you’ve made out of context and use it to support their argument: ‘See, Mark hated Star Wars!’ ‘Did I?’
I just thought, Luke’s never going to see his best friend again. I said that it was a big mistake that those three people would never reunite in any way. Luke, Han and Leia will never be together again, and I’ll probably never get to work with Harrison again.
Then the second thing was that they killed me off. I thought: oh, okay, you should push my death off to the last one. That’s what I was hoping when I came back: no cameos and a run-of-the-trilogy contract. Did I get any of those things? Because as far as I’m concerned, the end of VII is really the beginning of VIII. I got one movie! They totally hornswoggled me.”
Hamill is set to make an appearance in some capacity in “Star Wars: Episode IX” which opens on December 20th 2019.