Mark Hamill Talks About Recasting Leia in EPISODE IX

2016 was a rough year for geeks. So many pop culture icons were lost that year. For Star Wars fans, the biggest loss came in December 2016 with the passing of Carrie Fisher. Fisher was our princess, our hero, and our general. Her passing came after filming for The Last Jedi finished but before its premiere. This has left many wondering what will happen with Leia in Episode IX. We were all lead to believe that she would play an integral role in the film, but now that will most likely be different.

J.J. Abrams has a tough task ahead of him in writing Episode IX with Chris Terrio and having to figure out what to do with Leia. Kathleen Kennedy has already said that they will not digitally reconstruct Leia similar to Tarkin in Rogue One. This leaves an off-screen death with an explanation in the opening crawl or recasting Leia. Neither of those options will be very satisfying for fans.

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Mark Hamill Says George Lucas Didn’t Plan on Killing Luke Skywalker Until STAR WARS: EPISODE IX After He Trained Leia

Well, thanks to Mark Hamill, Star Wars fans can now continue to ponder what the Star Wars saga would have been had George Lucas‘ ideas been used. In a recent interview with IGN, Hamill revealed that Lucas didn’t plan on killing off Luke Skywalker until Star Wars: Episode IX… after he trained Leia!

“I happen to know that George didn’t kill Luke until the end of [Episode] 9, after he trained Leia.  Which is another thread that was never played upon [in The Last Jedi].”

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Mark Hamill Complains About THE LAST JEDI Again; This Time it’s About Milking The Alien Creature


Mark Hamill is now talking about another thing that he didn’t like about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. He’s already voiced several complaints about how he didn’t necessarily like how Luke Skywalker was handled. His latest complaint deals with the scene where we see Luke milk and alien creature for blue milk to drink, and this is actually valid.

While the scene did offer a laugh, the time wasted on it would have been better served with seeing Luke mourning the loss of his friend Han Solo, which is a scene that was cut. While talking to IGN about the deleted scenes of the film Hamill had this to say:a

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Mark Hamill Doubles Down That Disney Did Not Pressure Him Into Apologizing For His LAST JEDI Comments

mark_hamill.jpgMark Hamill is a national treasure. He is the best Joker, he has lent his voice to so many other great characters, and of course, he’s Luke Skywalker. Over the past couple weeks, there has been quite the controversy revolving around Hamill though and some comments he made. It all started with an interview where Hamill mentioned that he didn’t care for Rian Johnson’s portrayal of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This was followed up by a tweet days later where he apologized for making his thoughts on the matter public which fans saw as Disney and Lucasfilm pressuring Hamill to back off. Well, Hamill has taken to Twitter again to clarify that he has not received any such pressure to back off and that it was of his own accord that he sent out the apology. I actually really liked the way Luke was handled in The Last Jedi. I felt like it worked very well with the messages of the movie. I know many of you don’t agree, but let us know your thoughts on Luke in this latest film.


 I’m really enjoying the conversations about both Pro AND Con. Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion-but let me make one thing perfectly clear: Neither @Disney or has complained or told me what to say- EVER. ??-mh

Mark Hamill Says The Version of Luke Skywalker in THE LAST JEDI is “Not My Luke Skywalker”

It’s no secret that Mark Hamill wasn’t 100% satisfied with how Luke Skywalker was portrayed in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. At one point he even said that he was insulted. Well, now that the movie has been released and people have seen it, he’s not changing his opinion. He still isn’t happy with how Luke Skywalker was portrayed in the movie and he even goes as far to say that “He’s not my Luke Skywalker.”

While doing an interview with JarJar Abrams, Hamill explained:

“I said to Rian, ‘Jedi’s don’t give up.’ I mean, even if he had a problem, he would maybe take a year to try and regroup. But if he made a mistake, he would try and right that wrong.”

He just doesn’t feel that Luke would have acted this way and I know a lot of Star Wars fans feel the same way. But, he goes on to say that he does understand that The Last Jedi wasn’t really a story about Luke Skywalker. It’s a story that focused more on a group of new characters and to tell that story, Luke needed to be something different than what Hamill had in his head. In the end, though, this isn’t his Luke Skywalker.

“This is the next generation of Star Wars, so I almost had to think of Luke as another character. Maybe he’s Jake Skywalker. He’s not my Luke Skywalker, but I had to do what Rian wanted me to do because it serves the story well.”

I’ve been seeing a lot of fans debating over Luke Skywalker’s portrayal in The Last Jedi. I have to say that I found it interesting that Hamill said Jedi don’t give up because they totally do! Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda both pretty much gave up and went into hiding just like Luke did. For years they really didn’t do that much to help combat the Dark Side. Yoda was also reluctant to train Luke like Luke was reluctant to train Rey. They just had different reasons. So, Hamill doesn’t really make the strongest argument.

Anyway, what do you think about Hamill’s comments on Luke Skywalker? Do you agree with him or not?

Mark Hamill Talks About His Emotional Return to the Millennium Falcon in STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI


A few weeks ago a promo spot for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released that featured Luke Skywalker stepping into the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon for the first time in over 30 years. It was very cool to see after all these years and today we have a new photo from EW to share with you along with an interview with Mark Hamill. In the interview, he talks about what it was like for him being back on the Millennium Falcon.

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Mark Hamill Completely Disagreed with Rian Johnson’s Take on Luke Skywalker in THE LAST JEDI

This week marks Star Wars 40th Anniversary and Vanity Fair has given us an inside look at the upcoming The Force Awakens sequel, The Last Jedi. And for most fans of Star Wars this sequel is very important because, for the first time since Return of the Jedi, we will have LOTS of Luke Skywalker (if you don’t count the seconds he appears in The Force Awakens.) Many fans have a certain expectation of what Luke may be like in his later years. They are of course basing it on what they have seen him do in the previous films. Certainly Luke himself, Mark Hamill is one of those ‘fans.’ In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Hamill recalls the first time he read through The Last Jedi script:

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Mark Hamill Had a Different Idea For the Ending of THE FORCE AWAKENS

The most powerful moment in Star Wars: The Force Awakens is when Han Solo is killed by his son Ben a.k.a. Kylo Ren. Star Wars fans around the world burst out into tears when we witnessed the hero tragically die. Well, it could have been even more powerful and meaningful if Leia and Luke actually witnessed his death, and that is the ending the Mark Hamill recently shared while talking to Fandango. When asked he would have liked to actually share some screen time with Harrison Ford in the film he explained:

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Star Wars’s Mark Hamill, World, Mourns Loss Of Kenny Baker, The Man Behind R2D2

British actor Kenny Baker, who starred as R2-D2 in six Star Wars films, has died aged 81 after a long illness, his niece has confirmed.
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“Do you have Prince Harry in an A-Wing?” sounds like the worst set up for a joke ever.


Of course, when you’re part of The British Monarchy, you get invited to visit the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII. Princes Harry and William had the opportunity to go to Pinewood Studios to take a look at what director Rian Johnson is creating for the highly anticipated Star Wars sequel. While they were there they took a bunch of photos with the cast and crew including Mark Hamill, Daisey Ridley, John Boyega, BB-8, and Chewbacca. Continue reading