Last week Star Wars fans were a little freaked out by one of Mark Hamill's Comments regarding Luke's storyline in The Last Jedi.
Here was his quote:
"When I read 8, I told Rian, 'I fundamentally disagree with virtually everything you've decided about my character'," Hamill said. "But it might be a good sign! I was really wrong about [The Force Awakens].
Flash forward a week later, obviously Mark was given a smack on the wrist because he has followed up on last weeks quote in what seems like a forced take back. (See what we did there, forced take back)
“I got into trouble because… I was quoted as saying to Rian that I fundamentally disagree with everything you decided about Luke, and it was inartfully [sic] phrased,” Hamill said. “What I was, was surprised at how he saw Luke. And it took me a while to get around to his way of thinking, but once I was there it was a thrilling experience. I hope it will be for the audience too.”
As mentioned prior, this is not the first time Mark has stated he was not happy with decisions being made in a Star Wars movie. Here was his previous statement regarding how The Force Awakens ended.
"I thought, Carrie will sense that Han is in danger and try to contact me. And she won’t succeed, and, in frustration, she’ll go herself. Then we’re in the situation where all three of us are together, which is one of my favorite things in the original film, when we were on the Death Star. It’s just got a fun dynamic to it.
So I thought it would have been more effective, and I still feel this way, though it’s just my opinion, that Leia would make it as far as she can, and, right when she is apprehended, maybe even facing death—Ba-boom! I come in and blow the guy away and the two of us go to where Han is facing off with his son, but we’re too late.
The reason that’s important is that we witness his death, which carries enormous personal resonance into the next picture. As it is, Chewie’s there, and how much can you get out of [passable Chewbacca wail] ‘Nyaaarghhh!’ and two people who have known Han for, what, 20 minutes?"
While Mark has done a little back petaling, it is hard to tell if Mark is doing so because he genuinely misspoke or if he is doing so because Disney has reprimanded him for his comments. While I would like to believe Mark is fully behind Lukes role in The Last Jedi, it is more likely Mark is frustrated and shared his honest opinions in the first quote.
In attempts to distract and move on from Mark's obvious frustration with Luke's character development when asked if Luke will go to the dark side, Mark responded with
"It was as shocking for me to read what Rian had written as I'm sure it will be for the audience," Hamill acknowledges.
While he stopped short of giving spoilers, Hamill did tease that it's "possible" that we'll actually see Luke embrace the dark side just as his nephew Kylo Ren did.