Mark Hamill Regrets Airing 'The Last Jedi' Criticisms Pre-Release

Hamill opened up about his public disapproval of Rian Johnson's vision on Twitter.

Mark Hamill during the 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' photocall
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icon Mark Hamill made no secret of the fact that he wasn't entirely on board with his character Luke Skywalker's arc in the build-up to 's release.

The film has since it debuted, and Hamill has been sharing an opinion that many fans agree with, saying that .

"I said to Rian, I said, 'Jedi don't give up,'" he explained. "I mean even if he had a problem, he would maybe take a year to try and regroup, but if he made a mistake he would try and right that wrong. He's not my Luke Skywalker, but I had to do what Rian wanted me to do because it serves the story well, but listen, I still haven't accepted it completely."

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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But Wednesday night, Hamill opened up about his decision to make such comments in public.

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- made an all-time GREAT one!

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself)

The divisive reaction to the film has seen director Rian Johnson recently, including explaining (Gwendoline Christie) as they perhaps wanted to and sharing that .

Throughout it all, though, Rian has , adding that he takes it all in his stride.

"I'm aware through my own experience that, first of all, the fans are so passionate, they care so deeply – sometimes they care very violently at me on Twitter," he said earlier this month.

"But it's because they care about these things, and it hurts when you're expecting something specific and you don't get it from something that you love. It always hurts, so I don't take it personally if a fan reacts negatively and lashes out on me on Twitter. That's fine. And let me just add that 80-90% of the reaction I've gotten from Twitter has been really lovely. There's been a lot of joy and love from fans. When I talk about the negative stuff, that's not the full picture of the fans at all."

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