The Last Jedi has been out in cinemas for just under a week now but if you haven’t gotten around to seeing it yet, worry not as the below is spoiler-free (in so far as it reveals nothing that you won’t already be aware of going into the film).
One of the main criticisms the latest Star Wars movie has come under is the total transformation of the iconic character Luke Skywalker, brought to life by the brilliant Mark Hamill.
"I said to Rian, I said 'Jedis don't give up'," explains Hamill. "I mean even if he had a problem, maybe take a year to try and regroup... but if he made a mistake he would try and right that wrong."
While some would argue that Skywalker’s development as a character made sense in terms of the story, you have to admit, Hamill is speaking a lot of sense here.
He continued: "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 actor, who has been vocal about his disapproval of Johnson’s writing of his character from quite early on, also stated: "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 needed for this job."