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Mark Hamill Grateful To Play Luke Skywalker When He Was Still a Symbol of Hope

Hamill has been somewhat critical of the direction Rian Johnson took Luke in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. So it is interesting to see him specifically say he was “grateful” to return as Luke “when he was still a symbol of hope & optimism.” Those two characteristics were very different from what we saw in The Last Jedi, up until the end at least.

Mark Hamill tweeted out a friendly response to Peyton Reed’s message, sharing his gratitude

“Dear Peyton Reed,
I am so grateful to have been given the unexpected opportunity to revisit my character when he was still a symbol of hope & optimism.
Your assured direction & kindness was a crucial element in the experience & means more to me than I can say.
Thank YOU.”

It is clear that Hamill was overjoyed by the opportunity to return to the role that made him a household name, already calling the experience “something you never realized you wanted until it was given.” It is clear by Reed and Hamill’s sentiments that this was a special moment for both of these creators. It is always a joy to see that the filmmakers had just as mich fun making the content as the fans had consuming it.

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