Many dismiss these comments as either out of context editing, or compare it to Mark Hamill’s complaints about the Return of the Jedi script. Though frankly, the sheer amount and nature of Mark’s complaints over The Last Jedi are hardly comparable to his previous concerns, or are able to be so easily dismissed.
So much so, that he has expressed regret over making his conversations with Rian public, and has apologized for his criticism of The Last Jedi.
And now, Mark takes a pot shot at Backlashers. Backlashers, who had largely been defending him, and who mostly agreed with his own reactions to “Jake Skywalker.” Grant Davis from Heroic Hollywood reports on Mark Hamill’s tweet:
Even as the cast felt overjoyed after the triumphant premiere of #TheLastJedi, the guy in the upper-left corner was already silently composing a mean-tweet about how he thought the movie SHOULD have been. pic.twitter.com/jmETR3dgD9
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 13, 2018
Why the seeming change of attitude?
Perhaps because he was given a role Episode IX, as is now rumored.
Larry Bartleet from NME reports on two more Mark Hamill tweets, that suggests he may be returning in Episode IX in some form:
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) August 30, 2016
Luke How Far I’ve Come:
A) Generic Lemon-Haired Ken Doll Luke
B) Black-Haired Semi-Conscious Adult-Diaper Luke
C) Pumped-Up Roid-Rage With Balcony You Could Do Shakespeare From Luke
D) Senior Citizen Jedi Pension-Plan Future Force-Ghost Luke#CollectEmAll pic.twitter.com/5q820fjTv5
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 14, 2018
Did Mark Hamill change his attitude thanks to an offer from Disney/Lucasfilm that he couldn’t refuse?
This is all pure speculation of course, based on what tidbits of information are publicly available. But Mark Hamill’s change of heart is interesting, particularly when watching what many felt was Mark Hamill’s unvarnished reaction to seeing the completed film for the first time: