As was posted here, Mark was giving many negative comments about The Last Jedi. I was really impressed by the frankness of the actor, and I confess that I was surprised with the freedom that he had to talk about the movie.
And of course, someone at Disney/Lucasfilm would start to feel uncomfortable, and soon someone defending Disney’s interests would order him to shut up and publicly retaliate that Rian Johnson is one of the greatest living filmmakers, that there are none problem with how Luke is portrayed in The Last Jedi and that Episode 8 is the eighth wonder of the world…
We’ve seen it happen before. In the movie industry this happens all the time.
Okay, let’s be realistic here. Can you believe that Mark Hamill wrote this Twitter of his own free will, and he did not was Force choked by Mickey Mouse? Let’s not forget for a second that Mark is a Disney employee, and an employee speaking ill of the boss’s business can result in dismissal and defamation proceedings.
As bad as his involvement in The Last Jedi may have been, Mark’s return to the character in Episode 9 has not been ruled out at least as a Force ghost. Probably in addition to the threats of prosecution for defamation, breach of contract, etc., Mark was forced to apologize publicly if he still has any hope of being in Episode 9.
Imagine how bad is for Disney/Lucasfilm have their own employee making negative reviews of something they produced while all efforts are being directed at marketing campaigns and spreading bots over the internet to try to convince people that The Last Jedi is a great movie…
Shut up, Luke!
Source: USA Today
The Dark Side of the Force even gets to Jedi masters. Mark Hamill took to Twitter on Tuesday, the day after Christmas, to apologize for the smack-talking he put out to the universe about the direction of his character, Luke Skywalker, in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Hamill, who added the hashtag #HumbledHamill, said that Last Jedi director Rian Johnson “made an all-time GREAT one!”
In an interview for Vanity Fair posted in May, Hamill recounted a discussion he had with Johnson after reading the script featuring the full return of Skywalker in The Last Jedi.
“I, at one point, had to say to Rian, ‘I pretty much fundamentally disagree with every choice you’ve made for this character. Now, having said that, I have gotten it off my chest, and my job now is to take what you’ve created and do my best to realize your vision,’ ” Hamill recalled.
During an interview with the Spanish outlet SensaCine, an emotional Hamill said, “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.”
In an interview with The Daily News, Hamill called himself “the host body to which this character has been assigned.”
“That’s the problem. When I disagree with the direction of the character, I get a little mouthy,” he said. “Like when the trailer came out and the line is, ‘It’s time for the Jedi to end.’ There’s no way, I don’t care what happened to this guy. Jedis do not give up. It’s just inherent in them.”