Mark Hamill reacts to Star Wars: The Last Jedi title

Not that he’s biased or anything…

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Earlier this week we found out that this December’s Star Wars film (isn’t it weird that Star Wars is now Christmassy?) will be titled The Last Jedi, which has led many commentators (including us) to speculate whether this means the film will focus on Mark Hamill’s returning lightsaber-lobber Luke Skywalker.

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Now, the actor himself has revealed his thoughts on the new film’s moniker – and believe it or not, the contracted star of a film that’s probably all about him is pretty into it.

“It’s got a real samurai [feel],” Hamill told AP. “It’s straightforward and minimalist, and I like that.”

Though apparently, Hamill has had quite a while to get used to the title thanks to director Rian Johnson…

“He told me that when we were making the movie and I said ‘don’t tell me these things! I talk in my sleep,’” Hamill recalled. “They have us so jacked up with paranoia over leaks. 

“But that’s the way of the world. It’s funny, because you know back when we were making the original nobody cared!”

We hear you, Mark – personally we blame entertainment journalism websites and their endless poring-over of miniscule details. Some people.

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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is released in UK cinemas on the 15th December