For the next few years, the future of the Star Wars franchise is firmly on Disney+. But that’s a good thing, according to original trilogy icon, Mark Hamill. Although Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker marked the end of Hamill’s time as Luke Skywalker, he recently stated that he’s a big fan of The Mandalorian.
“I think they have a wonderful advantage on The Mandalorian in that it’s economical storytelling,” said Hamill during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “They don’t have the burden of delivering a gigantic special effects extravaganza like the films had to do. It sort of gets back to the basics of George [Lucas] envisioning it as a western in space. It has that tone of a Sergio Leone Western. I’m very impressed with it and to me, a very smart move on their part because you can’t keep trying to top…It’s like the superhero movies that have to deliver these gargantuan epics. And with The Mandalorian, they can concentrate more on the characters and the storytelling. I think it’s excellent.”
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Additionally, Hamill told EW that he can’t see a scenario where he would play Luke Skywalker again.
“I had a beginning, middle, and end,” related Hamill. “Those films gave me far more than I ever expected when we started out so it’s never even occurred to me. My farewell was in Episode IX and it was bittersweet. I love all those people and I certainly have affection for George and the character he created. I’m full of gratitude for what it has given me and my career but I don’t want to be greedy. There are still so many more stories to tell and so many great actors to tell them, they don’t need me.”
The Mandalorian season 1 and the entire Skywalker Saga are currently streaming on Disney+.
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