Mark Hamill on How ‘The Last Jedi’ Is No Longer Luke’s Story
As everyone on the planet knows, opening next week is director Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Unlike most movies where a lot of people know all the twists and turns before opening day, Disney and Lucasfilm have done an amazing job keeping the secrets of The Last Jedi under wraps. It’s actually a small miracle they did it considering the speed at which things leak on the internet.
Knowing the cast was extremely guarded with what they would say about their characters and the film, when I attended the Los Angeles press day, I tried my best to ask some fun questions that I knew they could answer. As you’ll see during my interview with Mark Hamill, he talked about what the biggest difference is between the Luke we see at the end of Return of the Jedi and when we see him again in The Last Jedi, and how much he pays attention to the books, video games, and other new canon merchandise when portraying Luke.
Check out what Mark Hamill had to say in the player above. Star Wars: The Last Jedi also stars Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Benicio Del Toro.
Here’s the official synopsis for Star Wars: The Last Jedi:
In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.
For even more on The Last Jedi, peruse our recent links below:
- Rian Johnson Says His First Cut of ‘The Last Jedi’ Was Over 3 Hours; Talks Deleted Scenes
- Rian Johnson Talks New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy Plans and If He’ll Direct All Three Films
- John Boyega on ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and What He’d Like to See in the Spinoff Movies
- Daisy Ridley on ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, Rey’s Relationship with Snoke, and More