Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently entertaining critics ahead of its impending release to the world on Friday. But it would seem Mark Hamill still wonders what might’ve been if George Lucas had stayed with the franchise for his own versions of the new trilogy. Hamill has been down this road plenty in the past and holds Lucas in the highest regard when it comes to Star Wars.
He’s talked about the original plans for Episode VII soon after Return Of The Jedi was released, and apparently had some mild disagreement over Luke’s character arc with Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. He cleared up any confusion behind that and seems to have delivered the performance of his career in the latest installment, but still wishes Disney had pondered Lucas’ ideas according to Metro:
“What I wish is that they had been more accepting of his guidance and advice. Because he had an outline for ‘7,’ ‘8,’ and ‘9’. And it is vastly different to what they have done…
“But then again, I don’t want to be an old stick in the mud. There were the originals. There’s the prequels. But that’s all George. And now we have the next generation. And as far as I can see they are more popular than ever.”