The actor provided a playfully brief response to a series of questions posted by a fan on Twitter.
Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi is almost as famous for Mark Hamill’s controversial press tour as it is for the film itself. Hamill famously objected to certain creative decisions in the film, namely the revelation that Luke Skywalker ended the rebellion after a painful failure essentially finished and spent years living a hermit existence alone.
“I said to Rian, ‘Jedis don’t give up.’ I mean even if [Luke] had a problem it might take him a year to try to regroup, but if he made a mistake he would try to rectify that mistake, so we had a fundamental difference right there,” Hamill said at the time. “But it’s not my story anymore, it’s someone else’s story and Rian needed me to make the ending effective. This is the crux of my problem. Luke would never say that.”
Hamill quickly backtracked on comments after they sparked a media firestorm, but it seems he’s still thinking about the film. A fan account on Twitter, Hamill recently quizzed about the film and asked, “Do you have any anecdotes or memories from the making that you’d like to share? Have you changed your mind after the last 5 years? Would you have done something differently? Many Thanks.”
Hamill’s response to the three questions (and thank you) was playfully brief.
— Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) December 16, 2022
Hamill isn’t the only Last Jedi veteran to have spoken out about the film recently. Rian Johnson has been asked a lot about the film while promoting Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, and the filmmaker has made it clear he has no regrets about the changes he’s made to the Star Wars formula .
“I think it’s impossible for any of us to approach ‘Star Wars’ without thinking about how it’s a myth that we grew up with and how that myth, that story, is burned into us and affects us has,” Johnson said in a recent interview. “The ultimate intent was not to shed—the intent was to get to the basic, fundamental power of the myth. And ultimately, I hope the film validates the power of the Star Wars myth in our lives.”
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