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Mark Hamill Speaks Out About ‘Contentious’ Fandom

“I don’t know when, over the period of time, fandom became so contentious,” Mark Hamill told The Daily Beast recently. The website asked him how he felt about the “uneven response” to The Rise of Skywalker.

“You can’t help but be opinionated yourself, because you’ve lived with the character so long,” the actor admitted. But he emphasized that at the end of the day, “…everyone shares the same goal: you want to make the best movie you can.”

When asked about his own overall thoughts about the sequel trilogy, Hamill stayed positive. “I love the new cast. I think the characters are great and all the actors are just perfect…I was able to enjoy it from a different perspective than years ago when I was in my twenties. So it was just fun to be a part of it, and it was sad in a way, because I knew it would be the last time I’d ever play Luke.”

We all know Hamill wasn’t always satisfied with Luke’s journey in the sequel trilogy, particularly in The Last Jedi. But it seems he is considering the journey a positive experience overall. 

Be sure to check him out in What We Do In the Shadows!

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Jamie Binegar
"You cannot stop change any more than you can stop the suns from setting.” — Shmi Skywalker

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