The Last Jedi: Mark Hamill Says 'He's Not My Luke Skywalker'



"Luke would never say that, I'm talking about the George Lucas Star Wars. This is the next generation of Star Wars. I almost had to think of Luke as another character. Maybe he's jake Skywalker, he's not my Luke Skywalker".

The controversy surrounding "The Last Jedi" has not subsided since its release more than a week ago. Many fans have disagreed with the against-the-rules approach director Rian Johnson took with the movie, suffice to say this is the most politically and narratively radical "Star Wars" movie we've ever seen.

Well now, Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, has chimed about his issues with Johnson's portrayal of Luke, watch the video above. 

Here's the quote in question:

“I said to Rian: ‘Jedis 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.’ So right there we had a fundamental difference, but it’s not my story anymore. It’s somebody else’s story, and Rian needed me to be a certain way to make the ending effective. That’s the crux of my problem. Luke would never say that. I’m sorry. Well in this version, see I’m talking about the George Lucas Star Wars. This is the next generation of Star Wars, so I almost had to think of Luke as another character. Maybe he is 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, but listen, I still haven’t accepted it completely. But it’s only a movie. I hope people like it. I hope they don’t get upset, and I came to really believe that Rian was the exact man that they need for this job.”

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