Mark Hamill has just given his best performance as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and he’s absolutely grateful for the opportunity. Hamill took to Twitter to praise director Rian Johnson before clarifying that, while the two might have disagreed about the story, he ultimately liked it a lot.
Since Mark Hamill made comments about how he disagreed with Johnson’s vision for Luke Skywalker, there’s a certain subset of so-called “fans” haven’t let him live it down: a number of videos featured Hamill’s comments out of context and are edited in a manipulative way to suggest that he hates the new Star Wars movies. However, Hamill is looking to put a kibosh on those posts by saying that he couldn’t be happier to have worked with the director on the movie:
SHOUT-OUT to @rianjohnson for no particular reason other than being my friend, collaborator & guru. You quelled my fears, listened to my endless stream of terrible ideas & occasionally used a few here & there.
#GenialGenius #ThanksFromAGr8fulPadawan pic.twitter.com/Hohw60i9jW
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 17, 2017
Meanwhile, Hamill responded to a fan’s sarcastic reply to this, which made fun of the false perception that he hated Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Just making sure that nobody was misled, Hamill explained that he never said anything of the sort and that the comments do not reflect his views:
Never said that, so don't use quotation marks, please.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 18, 2017
Watching The Last Jedi, it’s not hard to see why Mark Hamill disagreed with some of the directions that Luke’s story was taken in. However, it should be safe to say that Hamill enjoyed coming back to revisit his character years later.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now playing in theaters. The movie’s cast includes Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Armitage Hux, Benicio Del Toro as “DJ”, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Jimmy Vee as R2-D2.