Mark Hamill has said he regrets criticising director Rian Johnson’s vision for Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
“I regret voicing my doubts and insecurities in public,” the star said on Twitter. “Creative differences are a common element of any project but usually remain private. All I wanted was to make good movie. I got more than that – Rian Johnson made an all-time GREAT one!”.
I regret voicing my doubts & insecurities in public.Creative differences are a common element of any project but usually remain private. All I wanted was to make good movie. I got more than that- @rianjohnson made an all-time GREAT one! #HumbledHamillhttps://t.co/8ujJfBuEdV
“I’ve had trouble accepting what [Rian Johnson] saw for Luke,” Hamill said during the IMDB interview, “but again, I mean, I have to say, having seen the movie I was wrong. I think being pushed out of your comfort zone is a good thing because if I was just another benevolent Jedi training young padawans, we’ve seen it”.
The Last Jedi has taken a whopping $800 million at the box office after three weeks, but despite glowing reviews from critics and the majority of fans, some viewers have heavily criticised the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise. Over 68,000 people were angry enough to sign a petition demanding that the film be stricken from the Star Wars canon, for example, while the audience rating for the film on Rotten Tomatoes currently stands at a relatively unimpressive 52%.