If you weren’t excited by the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer when it landed, then you sir or madam, are a big fat liar! The Last Jedi tease was, without a doubt, the most exciting trailer event of the year, and it left all of us willing to cut our own hands off for the chance to see more.
With all that in mind, however, it can be argued that the scenes involving Luke Skywalker were not quite as we’d expected, and left us with way more questions than answers. Is Luke evil? Why does he want to bring an end to the Jedi? Is he just a cranky old man?
Well, we weren’t the only ones with a few burning questions. Mark Hamill, who plays Skywalker in case you didn’t know (call yourself a Star Wars fan?), has also had some issues with the way the trailer presents his character, but it goes much deeper than that.
In a recent interview with ABC, Hamill said:
“When I read 8, I told Rian Johnson (the writer-director), ‘I fundamentally disagree with virtually everything you’ve decided about my character.”
Uh oh! What does that mean? Surely it can’t be a good sign if the guy playing Luke isn’t happy with the direction of his character? Hamill went on to relay some of our fears though.
“But it might be a good sign! I was really wrong about 7; I said, ‘When I turn around at the end, the audience is going to hoot and holler because it’s such an obvious cheat’.”
Phew! There’s still hope. All joking aside though, whatever Johnson has decided to do with the characters, we know they are in very safe hands. However, after the unexpected death of Han Solo in The Force Awakens, who knows what jaw dropping moments we’ll be seeing when The Last Jedi lands in cinemas in December. If Mark Hamill’s comments are anything to go by, we’re about to see the Star Wars event of the century!