Star Wars star Mark Hamill has opened up more about his role as Luke Skywalker and the possibility of Star Wars fatigue.
Mark Hamill first joined in the adventures on a galaxy far far away in Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope, as Obi-Wan Kenobi’s new Jedi student. Throughout his time fighting the Empire Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker discovered more about the “force” and becoming a stronger Jedi. Mark Hamill last appeared as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi which was one of the franchise’s most divisive films. Mark Hamill has spoken about this and appears he has more to share about the apparent Star Wars fatigue. While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Mark Hamill shared his thoughts on the possibility of Star Wars fatigue. Here’s what Mark Hamill had to say about that.
“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.”
It appears Mark Hamill is with a couple of fans on this one. Mark Hamill believes that perhaps adapting new ideas to the Star Wars universe would be best for the franchise. However, he alleges that no one ever listens to his ideas:
“But they never listen to my ideas anyway, so who needs ’em?!”
Since Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi fans have become divisive within the fanbase with some praising the film for its unpredictable plot and others disagreeing with the way the plot went. Perhaps Mark Hamill is part of the group that wishes the Star Wars universe would have gone a different route. Even though it may have seemed as though Luke Skywalker passed on in the last film, Mark Hamill will return for Star Wars Episode IX to reprise his role once again. Perhaps, this time Mark Hamill will receive the sendoff he desired.
What do you think of Mark Hamill’s opinion on Star Wars fatigue? Are you looking forward to Star Wars Episode IX? How do you think Luke Skywalker will appear in the film? Share your thoughts below!
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode IX stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for The Force Awakens.
Star Wars: Episode IX opens in theaters on December 19, 2019.
The title and teaser for Star Wars: Episode IX is expected to be revealed later this week. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the news from Star Wars Celebration this weekend!
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.