Mark Hamill Confirms He Was Not Forced to Retract Statements About 'The Last Jedi'

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After much discussion and heated debate regarding Mark Hamill's position on Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Rian Johnson's direction, Hamill clears up confusion by confirming his true thoughts to fans on Twitter.

Mark Hamill, the iconic actor who portrays Luke Skywalker in the original and sequel trilogies of the Star Wars saga, left a message for Star Wars fans and nay-sayers on Twitter confirming that Disney and Lucasfilm did not make him retract his previous statements about Rian Johnson and The Last Jedi.

Originally, Hamill had discussed his "regret at being wrong about who the chosen one was," which in Star Wars: The Force Awakens resulted in him living in self-imposed exile. But, he said, Luke’s dialogue about the Jedi in the new film is something he believes Luke never would say. So he had to figure out "what could have happened that would make the most hopeful, optimistic character end up in this dark place."

Although this didn't seem like a negative statement or attack against the film or anyone associated with it, Hamill released another statement on his Twitter account shortly after voicing his regret about his opinions on the film:

"I regret voicing my doubts & insecurities in public. Creative differences are a common element of any project but usually remain private. All I wanted was to make good movie. I got more than that – [Rian Johnson] made an all-time GREAT one!"

Many Star Wars fans being the loyal, passionate fans they are attacked Hamill for retracting his statements because he was forced to by Disney and Lucasfilm (no pun intended). Again, Hamill reacted and assured his fans on Twitter this wasn't the case:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been a hot topic among fans since its release a few weeks ago, including much controversy over the film's direction and the film itself. Many believe the story took too much of an unexpected turn and scrapped the entire setup created by J.J. Abrams in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. With this in mind, fans also need to agree that there is one more film left in the trilogy, so anything is possible.

What did you think of The Last Jedi? Do you think Rian Johnson did a good job with the story and direction or do you feel it went way off course? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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