The person behind Luke Skywalker himself is defending the Star Wars prequels in a brand new interview. Star Wars icon Mark Hamill was interviewed for Howard Kazanjian: A Producer’s Life, a ebook on the producer of The Empire Strikes Again and Return of the Jedi. Within the interview, as reported by IndieWire, Hamill gave some like to prequel defenders throughout the galaxy.
“I was impressed the prequels had their own identity,” Hamill mentioned. “They had been criticized as a result of they had been exposition-heavy and extra cerebral and doubtless, like he mentioned again in 1976, they weren’t as industrial. It’s a darker story.”
Hamill went on to say he’s shocked at how brutal people can be on social media, both in regards to their Star Wars opinions, and otherwise.
Debate over the Star Wars prequels and sequels has been reignited recently, thanks to Marcia Lucas’ comments about the films. Lucas is the Oscar-winning editor behind the original trilogy, and George Lucas’ ex-wife.
In the very same book as Hamill’s latest comments, Lucas talked about how she felt after seeing The Phantom Menace, saying, “I keep in mind going out to the car parking zone, sitting in my automobile and crying. I cried. I cried as a result of I did not assume it was superb.”
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Lucas was additionally vital of the controversial sequel trilogy, saying, “after I noticed the film the place they kill Han Solo, I used to be livid… Completely, positively there was no rhyme or cause to it. I assumed, ‘You do not get the Jedi story. You do not get the magic of Star Wars.'”
Hamill has beforehand spoken out concerning the sequels, saying he did not agree with how The Final Jedi director Rian Johnson dealt with Luke within the movie. Nevertheless, Hamill later said he regretted voicing his concerns to the public, saying on Twitter, “All I wished was to make good film. I received greater than that — @rianjohnson made an all-time GREAT one!” Hamill later spoke to IGN on the weirdly tragic trajectory of Luke Skywalker.
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Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.