Convincing Mark Hamill of Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s vision for Luke Skywalker wasn’t easy for Rian Johnson, who discussed all of his discussions with the actor in an interview.
According to the director for the empirehe was “terrifying” have discussions with Mark Hamill about your movie script Star Wars. According to him, the actor was “shocked” with what I had read.
Johnson he also said that he understands Hamillas he carried the weight of that character for years, who was about to have a major status change in the movie.
“I mean… it was also ultimately… To the point where I… I’m choosing my words carefully, not to be tactful, but I don’t want to frame Mark’s experience of this through my lens, because there’s no way I would put myself in place of Mark, or Carrie Fisher, having lived their entire lives being known by these characters.” – The director began.
“What’s it like to play them first in their twenties, and then come back to roles in those movies with a script saying, ‘Well, this is it now’? It’s impossible for you to like it.” – Continued Johnson.
If” and Mark Hamill is talking to me about Luke Skywalker, I’m going to listen to him, and I have to think about it and discuss it with him. But it’s good to remember that obviously he created the character on screen, but he’s Mark Hamill, he’s not literally Luke Skywalker. Luke Skywalker lives on as an onscreen creation. He’s a myth. And as such, it only really lives in the minds of people who hear and believe this myth in various ways. And I know it was me. So it’s complicated. But I mean, the short answer to his question is, it was scary.” – Completed the director.
The changes in Luke Skywalker motivated a lot of negative reviews from fans of the film, which was “painful” for the director.
“It has been a process. At first, it wasn’t easy. It was incredibly painful. Before the movie came out, if a person said something even slightly sarcastic to me on Twitter, I would feel a deep, ‘Oh my God, there’s someone out there who doesn’t like me… I have to fix this.’” – Said Johnson.
In Star Wars: Episode VIII, After finding the mythical and recluse Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on an isolated island, young Rey (Daisy Ridley) seeks to understand the balance of the Force from the teachings of the Jedi Master. At the same time, Kylo Ren’s (Adam Driver) First Order reorganizes itself to face the Resistance.
Although the critical reception was very positive, the film did not please the fans of the franchise.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi raised US$1.3 billion around the world.