Following the debut of the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Fandango was able to speak to some of the cast, as well as director Rian Johnson, about one of this year’s most anticipated films.
First up was Mark Hamill, who reprises the role of Luke Skywalker in the film. We asked Hamill how this version of Luke is different from the previous one. “Well he’s a completely different person,” he said. “He had an arc [in the original trilogy], and I think Carrie and Harrison admitted their characters were pretty much the same throughout, but Luke was always changing. Now we have this 30-year gap between the films, so a lot of if is conjecture. It’s not specifically my story – Rey is now the protagonist.”
Hamill went on to admit that he wasn’t happy originally with the path Luke takes in this film. “I think you’ll find some things that’ll surprise you,” he said. “They certainly surprised me. I said to Rian, I think I fundamentally disagree with everything you’ve decided for me. Now having said that, I have to accept it, get my mind around it and do my best to realize your vision. Once I got into it, a lot of my fears went away.”
On whether Luke is going to stick around past The Last Jedi, Hamill hints that he may not. “That’s why I enjoy Rogue One so much… because I’m not in it. This is a little too high-profile for me.” On whether this is the last we’ll see of Luke, Hamill smirked. “To be determined.”
Hamill also revealed to us his version of the reuion between Luke and Han Solo that he wanted to see happen in The Force Awakens. Watch that below. You’ll note the clip ends with Hamill suggesting again that after this movie, he may be done with Star Wars for good.
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However, as we all know, Star Wars will never be done with him. (And we think he’s just fine with that.)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15.