Mark Hamill is grateful that Luke Skywalker has once again been a “symbol of hope”

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“Not my Luke”. In the turbulent weeks that followed the release of The Last Jedi, statements by Mark Hamill about the conflicts that the script’s treatment of Luke Skywalker had aroused in him encouraged a portion of fans unhappy with the work of Rian Johnson. Hamill’s words were enough to create a trending topic that alone summed up the polarization aroused among Star Wars followers because of Episode VIII, and even if The Rise of Skywalker came later to arouse double the antipathy, it has never been forgotten Hamill’s discomfort. Above all, because the actor himself has not allowed us to forget her.

Recently, and thanks to the end of The Mandalorian, Luke Skywalker has returned to be the protagonist of the conversations of the fandom, thanks to his surprise appearance in the last chapter. Because the Jon Favreau series is set a few years after Return of the Jedi, Hamill’s face underwent a digital rejuvenation, with Max Lloyd Jones being his body double. The epic cameo has been hotly debated ever since (mostly on account of the poverty of the CGI), but when it comes to Hamill, he couldn’t be happier to have re-embodied the Jedi Knight. He has directly thanked Peyton Reed, director of the episode rescue where his meeting with R2-D2 and the protagonists of the series took place, the opportunity.

Specifically, Hamill is satisfied to return to the character when he was still “a symbol of hope”, as opposed to the defeated master that we discovered in The Last Jedi. “Dear Peyton Reed,” the actor tweeted, “I am grateful for the unexpected opportunity to return to my character when I was still a symbol of hope and optimism. Your direction and kindness have been a crucial element in the experience and it means more to me than I can express ”. In this way, Hamill does not seem to have changed his mind over the years, maintaining his conviction that the Luke from The Last Jedi “was not his Luke . ”

The tweet responded to a post by Peyton Reed, where it attached a photo of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. “When I was a child I had this picture hanging in my room. Star Wars, and Luke Skywalker, in particular, mean a lot to me. Some things never change”, wrote the director, in whose curriculum we find, apart from The Mandalorian, the two Ant-Man films, the comedy Say yes or the cult film A por todos. The third season of The Mandalorian is scheduled to premiere in 2022, after its first spin-off, The Book of Boba Fett arrives this Christmas.

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