Mark Hamill Wanted Luke To Take A Dark Turn In 'Return Of The Jedi'

Written by on May 15, 2020

[In Yoda Voice] Clear your thoughts of questions.

That appears to be the recommendation Mark Hamill is giving when folks deliver up unanswered questions and quibbles concerning the “Star Wars” universe. Hamill apparently had his personal as soon as, which he talked about lately with EW Dwell on Sirius XM.

“I keep in mind complaining to George [Lucas] about one thing in ‘Revenge of the Jedi,’” stated Hamill. “And I stated, ‘It’s so predictable and pat,’ and he stated, ‘Mark, don’t neglect. This stuff have been made for youngsters.’ His unique intention was to make films for, you already know, children. Adolescents and youthful. And we’re bringing our grownup sensibilities to it, and that’s the place we go unsuitable.”

Hamill stated clearly Lucas knew what was greatest. Although, on the time, the actor personally needed “Return of the Jedi” to be as wild as doable, along with his character, Luke Skywalker, going to the darkish aspect:

“I assumed I used to be turning evil as a result of I used to be carrying all black. I assumed I’d go to the darkish aspect within the final one. And, after all, you must redeem your self. However that … was the best way I felt it was going with the previous episode, however each actor needs to play their very own evil twin,” Hamill stated. 

Clearly, Luke is simply tempted by the darkish aspect in “Return of the Jedi” and refrains from following in dad Darth Vader’s footsteps. It’s most likely for one of the best. In spite of everything, that infamous vacation particular is a darkish sufficient second for everybody.


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