Mark Hamill took to Twitter to debunk a rumor about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In the last few weeks The Last Jedi has been a part of several controversies. In spite of strong numbers at the box office and strong reception by most moviegoers, some Star Wars fans have made their critiques of the movie very well known. Petitions have sprung up on the internet trying to shut down Rotten Tomatoes for having good reviews of the movie, demanding that the film be removed from Star Wars canon, and other even crazier demands.
Nor has the fan reaction been the only controversy surrounding the movie. Star Mark Hamill - who has been playing Luke Skywalker since the 1970s - voice his initial uncertainty about how The Last Jedi treated his character during the press tour. The Last Ledi revealed that time had not been kind to Luke and that the Jedi Master had not been kind to himself, showing the character who was the hero of the original trilogy as a broken man. Hamill eventually clarified his earlier comments, claiming that his doubts were part of the creative process and that he actually thinks the film is great, but that hasn't stopped fans from twisting his words into criticisms of the final product.
And now a new controversy surrounding Hamill and The Last Jedi has surfaced. Hamill took to Twitter to debunk a rumor started by The Anon Journal claiming that Luke Skywalker's fate was a secret from Hamill - punishment for his critiques from the Press Tour. They claimed that the scene was added in post-production and surprised Hamill when he saw the finished film. According to the actor, the story is completely not true - Skywalker's last moments in the movie were always planned.
Amazing! Every word in that tweet is WRONG. No wonder they have ANON in their title. I'd want to remain anonymous if I were spewing complete BS, too. #Disney angered? Final scene a surprise to me? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!! ? #WhattaLoadaSITH
— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2017
Hamill is known for being very outspoken on Twitter. Whether he is recording Donald Trump's tweets in the voice of The Joker or arguing with William Shatner about Porgs, Hamill often uses the social media network to interact with fans and share his wit. It's no surprise that he would return to Twitter to debunk this newest rumor about himself.
Upon reflection, the idea that the studio killed Skywalker to punish Hamill is a pretty weak concept. Even since The Empire Strikes Back audiences have known that death is not the end for a Jedi Master. Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and even Anakin Skywalker have visited Luke from beyond the grave - Yoda actually did so in The Last Jedi. Death is almost certainly not the end for Luke Skywalker, audiences can probably assume that they will probably see him in Star Wars 9 as a force ghost reaching out to his pupil Rey - or maybe his former pupil and nephew Kylo Ren.
Source: Mark Hamill
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