Mark Hamill was a guest on the Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast the other day and during the podcast he shared his thoughts about the current state of the Star Wars franchise. When asked if audiences may be tiring of Star Wars, this is what he replied:
“Yes,” Hamill said. “I’m not gonna tell them how to run their business, but is there a possibility of ‘Star Wars fatigue’? Yeah, I think there is. I’ve experienced it, to a certain degree. But they never listen to my ideas anyway, so who needs ’em?”
Perhaps Mark’s opinion on the current state of the franchise should worry Disney? Also, you cannot help but always feel a certain level of disappointment in Mark Hamill’s words when he speaks about Star Wars these days. And you can’t shake off the felling that Mark is not entirely convinced Disney is doing the right thing with Star Wars. So, what do you think? Is there Star Wars fatigue? I am not entirely sure there is, I think Star Wars merely needs fresh ideas, all new characters and movies that are not beholden to the OT era so much with rehashed ideas and nostalgia. Star Wars needs to move forward. Leave your thoughts in the comments!
You certainly remember Mark Hamill’s remarks about The Last Jedi. How he was less than happy about the choices Rian Johnson made for the character of Luke Skywalker. Most famous is Mark Hamill’s remark that his character in The Last Jedi was not the Luke we know, but “Jake Skywalker”, someone else. Expect much less of these remarks leading up to Episode IX, however. In a recent interview Mark says that he vowed not to talk about the movies anymore, because it got him into trouble. Read more after the jump!
Mark Hamill posted a current photo of himself on Instagram. He was finally attending The Mousetrap play in London, which he originally meant to do back in 1976 when he was in London for A New Hope. But what is of note here is Mark Hamill’s look, it’s almost youthful. He is clean shaven and his hair is short with little grey in it.
So let the speculation begin… will Mark Hamill be de-aged for Episode IX and a flashback sequence? Do Force ghosts have barbers? Or did he get a new haircut and finally shaved his beard only after filming wrapped? The production in Pinewood has come to an end recently.
Mark Hamill received a question by a concerned Star Wars fan on Twitter who wanted to learn more about Luke’s motivations in The Last Jedi. And Mark Hamill, the kind man that he is, replied to the fan and gave him an answer. Click through for all the details!
Filming officially begins August 1st for Episode IX, and casting details have been revealed. It looks like we will be getting Carrie Fisher after all, along with Mark Hamill and Billy Dee Williams. Get the full details over at StarWars.com!
Yes, it’s true. The beard is no more. Mark Hamill posted a photo of a new gift he received from Sideshow Collectibles (a Joker cane) on Twitter and in the photo you can see a clean shaven Mark (makes him look 20 years younger). Now, what could that mean? Flashback scene in IX with a digitally de-aged Mark Hamill (think Michael Douglas in Ant-Man)? Maybe all of IX will be a flashback? Maybe Force ghosts have no beards (shut up, Obi-Wan!) or maybe Mark just learned his services are no longer needed, now that Lando will steal the show? Let the speculations begin! 😉
Congratulations are in order for The Last Jedi, which won three Saturn Awards, an award that honors science fiction, fantasy and horror movies. Click through for the winners and further details!
Even though Solo is currently in cinemas and dominates the news, there is some Episode IX tidbit today. Colin Trevorrow, who was originally slated to direct Episode IX, has recently given an interview to Empire Magazine. And while he did not go into details, he had at least something to say about his work for Lucasfilm and his version of Episode IX. And then Colin Trevorrow tweeted something that might let us all know what he thinks of current Star Wars. Mark Hamill chimed in too! Click through for more details.
WARNING! SPOILERS! Mark Hamill let it slip that a major Star Wars character will appear in Solo: A Star Wars Story. The Huffington Post has the full story.
Even though Solo: A Star Wars Story is on the horizon and The Last Jedi a hazy memory of the past already, there’s still some promo work for the latest trilogy movie. For the European disc release of The Last Jedi Mark Hamill did some promotion work in Ireland and gave interviews. French magazine Le Point published their interview with Mark Hamill yesterday. And Mark Hamill had a few things to say about The Last Jedi and Star Wars in general. Click through to read about it.
In a recent interview with ABC News Mark Hamill was asked about his prospective return to the Star Wars franchise in Episode IX. He still feels the loss of Carrie Fisher and what he said gives food for thought. Click through to find out what he said.
Luke’s appearance on Crait is one of the touching moments of The Last Jedi. Luke gets a chance to say farewell to Leia. And then walks out to confront the First Order and Kylo Ren. But isn’t there something missing? Yes, there is. Click here to find out what is missing!
British magazine Empire held its Empire Awards ceremony last Sunday. The winners for each category are voted by the readers of the magazine.
And even though it is believed by some that 50% of the fans hate The Last Jedi, at least the British readers of Empire Magazine thought differently and the movie won a couple of awards. Which ones? Click here to find out more!
Mark Hamill took to social media to share the evolution of the Luke Skywalker action figure over the last 40 years and gave some humorous commentary on the four Star Wars toys that he chose. Hamill is an avid user of social media and is always interacting with fans who seem to hit him up all day, every day. The 66-year old actor doesn’t seem to mind and takes the time when he can to properly interact with the millions of Star Wars fans all over the world. Movieweb.com has the full story.
Congratulations goes out to Mark Hamill for he will soon be receiving his Hollywood Star! Variety has the full story!
Mark Hamill has revealed the original intended ending for The Force Awakens that Rian Johnson changed. Uh-oh, Mark. Maybe you should seal those lips of yours. Aren’t you in enough hot water with Disney’s legal team for bashing your onscreen character? All kidding aside, check out the article.
The Disney lawyers must be leaning hard on Mark Hamill. (Or, that’s what I like to pretend in my head when an actor who formally talked trash about a Disney Star Wars film suddenly has a change of heart.) USA Today posts and update to Mark Hamill’s recent revelations.
Oh man. This is priceless folks. The man who played Luke Skywalker says exactly what I feel. He even refers to the Disney Star Wars version of Luke Skywalker as “Jake Skywalker.” Affirmation (from those who matter) is a beautiful thing.
Good Morning America sat down with…well, nearly everyone from The Last Jedi. There’s some interesting things and they’re definitely worth a watch. More after the jump.
Mark Hamill generated a lot of conversation after he stated that he fundamentally disagreed with The Last Jedi director Rian Johsnon about direction of Luke’s story. Variety caught up Hamill at the Tony Awards and he clarified his recent comments. Hamill said, “I got in trouble, because I was quoted as saying to Rian that I fundamentally disagree with everything you decided about Luke, and it was inartfully phrased. 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.” Check out the full video!
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