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Mark Hamill tweets regret over Luke Skywalker criticism in The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Story by Jack Foley

MARK Hamill has officially apologised for publicly criticising The Last Jedi version of his Star Wars character Luke Skywalker.

In the run-up to the release of the film, Hamill told several interviews that he did not like the direction that Rian Johnson, the writer and director of The Last Jedi, opted to go with his classic Jedi character.

Indeed, in a May interview with Vanity Fair, he went as far as to say: “I pretty much fundamentally disagree with every choice you’ve made for this character.” Read more

But as a certain sections of Star Wars fans have united to express their dislike of The Last Jedi, they have also seized upon Hamill’s comments as proof that the eighth film in the saga was not in line with what Star Wars, in their opinion, should be.

And as that vocal minority gets louder, Hamill took to Twitter to apologise for his part in the debate.

He Tweeted: “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- @rianjohnson made an all-time GREAT one! #HumbledHamill”

Hamill has over two million followers.

Johnson, himself, has also addressed the fan criticism of the film via Twitter, replying to one Tweet asking for his opinion on the divisive reaction to it by saying: “The goal is never to divide or make people upset, but I do think the conversations that are happening were going to have to happen at some point if sw is going to grow, move forward and stay vital.”

Fan criticism aside, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has still become a box office juggernaut, opening to near record-breaking figures in the US and continuing to dominate the festive box office, internationally, over the Christmas period.