The debate over “Star Wars,” and the current incarnation of the franchise’s reliance on nostalgia and indulgence in fan service, will seemingly never die and a posting by actor Mark Hamill on Twitter on Friday has fuelled the flames of debate again.
Hamill has been quite vocal about his role as Luke Skywalker in the new trilogy, more than happy to share his frustrations online over the creative direction the character and the series have taken in recent years.
On Friday he posted a fan-made image of the older Luke, Han, Leia, and Lando all in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon with the caption “Star Wars: What Should Have Been” and the hashtag #MissedOpportunities. The tweet refers to the fact fans never got to see the iconic group all on screen together for one final mission.
Interestingly, Hamill received so much negative response to the image he shared that he offered a follow-up tweet in response to try and calm the waters, this one saying: “Saw a pic of me with Billy D, Carrison & Harrie. Posted it because I miss them. Nothing more, nothing less. I love the new cast too & didn’t mean to get everyone’s knickers in a twist. Maybe I should’ve just posted a bunch of #Endgame spoilers instead. #RelaxAndHaveFunPeople”
Hamill recently appeared on a podcast (via CBM) and went into a pretty lengthy rant about “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. He’ll next be heard on screen in the upcoming “Child’s Play” remake and will make one last appearance in the Luke role in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” on December 20th.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 26, 2019