It’s not exactly a spoiler to reveal that, in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker once again boards the iconic Millennium Falcon spaceship. Of course, in the original Star Wars trilogy, Mark Hamill’s character had plenty of thrilling moments and memorable experiences aboard the ship, so he found it to be a surprisingly emotional experience when he returned to the ship for the first time during the filming of The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is playing in theaters everywhere; if you didn’t know that already, you must have been frozen in carbonite!
While Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker famously had less than a minute of screen time in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (while getting a full starring credit), he definitely had to earn that credit in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Skywalker plays a much larger role in the new film, and Hamill told us it was certainly more demanding, especially since his appearance in The Force Awakens hinted at a pivotal storyline involving the character.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now playing in theaters.
Since Star Wars: The Force Awakens exceeded most people’s expectations, the bar has been set pretty high for the next chapter in the series. Based on the trailer and some of the footage we’ve seen, though, it looks like Star Wars: The Last Jedi has plenty of potential. Since so little is known about The Last Jedi, we asked Mark Hamill — who will see much more screen time as Luke Skywalker in the new movie (we promise!) — if he could shed any light on what we’ll be seeing. According to Hamill, we should prepare for a few surprises.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters on December 15.
When it was released in 1982, Disney’s cyber-fi movie Tron was definitely ahead of its time. Predating the Internet by several years, the movie grossed only $33 million. But as technology advanced and high-definition gaming became commonplace in American culture, the movie’s cult following kept expanding — to the point where it inspired a sequel, Tron: Legacy. Passing the original movie’s box office numbers in just three days, Tron: Legacy went on to gross $172 million, enough to spur plenty of talk about a potential third Tron film. Bruce Boxleitner, who starred in the original Tron 35 years ago, says it’s still one of his most enjoyable experiences — not only was it a jump from TV to movies for him, but he loved getting to work with Jeff Bridges. (Oh, and it was a pretty cool consolation prize after losing out on the role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars.)
While many people are excited about the future of Star Wars, with the new trailer for The Last Jedi having just been released, some are feeling nostalgic about the original. Believe it or not, the movie we now know as Episode IV celebrates its 40th birthday next month. After the release of the second sequel, Return of the Jedi, in 1983, most people thought the Star Wars series would be a thing of the past. (And when the VHS tapes — remember those? — were marketed as the Star Wars Trilogy, that seemed to confirm there would only be three films. Or so we thought.) But here we are in 2017, and the franchise is still going strong, with five additional movies and at least three more on the way. (That doesn’t even count the animated adventures!) The man who played Luke Skywalker isn’t surprised by the series’ continued success, though; Mark Hamill has always thought the force was with Star Wars. (Click on the media bar below to hear Mark Hamill)
After his brief appearance in The Force Awakens, we’ll definitely see more of Hamill — and Luke Skywalker — when Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens on December 15.
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