Mark Hamill

10 Times Mark Hamill Was the Best Part of Star Wars

Star Wars has given so many people so much, but Mark Hamill may be its greatest gift. It took until 2018 for the man behind Luke Skywalker to be acknowledged with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, but to fans he’s always been the biggest star of the franchise — just try...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 6:46pm

All your burning Luke Skywalker questions — answered

With the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, many fans new to the franchise — perhaps too young to remember the originals, episodes four through six — have questions, especially about Luke Skywalker. The original character’s reemergence in the newest trilogy means there are...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:21am

Mark Hamill explains why ‘Star Wars’ was ‘the most expensive low-budget movie ever made’

It is impossible to quanitfy the pop culture and financial impact that the Star Wars franchise has made over the last few decades, something that The Last Jedi is only going to add to now that it is out in cinemas. But the series had a very auspicious start, with United Artists and Universal...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 10:52am

Mark Hamill cried when he walked onto ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s’ Millennium Falcon

While Mark Hamill technically made his return as Luke Skywalker in “The Force Awakens,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is the film where we will finally get to really catch up with the iconic character and find out what he has been up to over the past 30 or so years. Just the...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 4:31pm

‘It’s just not the same’: Mark Hamill wants George Lucas back involved in the 'Star Wars' franchise

Mark Hamill has admitted that he would love to see George Lucas return to the Star Wars franchise in some capacity, adding that he knows “it hard for him” to see the films in other people’s hands. The 66-year-old, who reprises the role of Luke Skywalker in “The Last Jedi...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 10:25am

Why Mark Hamill was 'terrified' to return as Luke Skywalker in ‘Star Wars’

Mark Hamill’s return as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi is one of the most eagerly anticipated movie moments of 2017. That’s not just because of his iconic work in the original trilogy of films, but also because 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” teased...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 3:42pm

How Mark Hamill will judge if 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is a success

There are many different ways to judge the success of a film nowadays. Studios only seem to focus on a film’s box office return, the media always incorporates the response of critics, while actors and directors always insist that their film was made for the fans. The early reaction for...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 2:26pm

Mark Hamill wishes Disney had listened to George Lucas’s guidance and advice

As its creator and the writer and director of four of its first six installments, it is hard not to feel a little sad that George Lucas is no longer involved in the Star Wars series. But when Disney bought Lucasfilm from George Lucas for $4.06 billion back in 2012 the decision was soon made to...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 2:04pm

Mark Hamill: The ‘Star Wars’ prequels were more original than ‘The Force Awakens’

During my wide-ranging discussion with Mark Hamill to mark the release of The Last Jedi we touched upon a variety of Star Wars related topics, from "A New Hope" to his emotional return to the Millennium Falcon, while also finding room to talk about George Lucas, too. But I have to admit...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 1:17pm

After the prequels, Mark Hamill never expected to return to 'Star Wars'

While Mark Hamill’s return as Luke Skywalker actually took place in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the fact that it lasted for little more than a second means that we will only really catch up with the beloved character in “The Last Jedi.” It turns out, though, that...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 1:31pm

Mark Hamill on ‘Han Shot First’ and George Lucas' constant 'Star Wars' tinkering

Mark Hamill is living proof of just how wrong the saying, “Never meet your heroes,” can be. As soon as I walked into New York City’s Carlyle Hotel to interview the bona-fide sci-fi icon the 66-year-old emanated a positivity and genuine intrigue that made you realize he was one of...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 11:02am

Don't worry 'Star Wars' fans, Mark Hamill loves Porgs, too

A long time ago, before the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailers were released, the most exciting element of the blockbuster was the extended return of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker. But then the Porgs were introduced, and now the entire "Star Wars" fraternity has fallen head over heels in...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 3:32pm

The Last Jedi will address this huge mistake, but probably still leave us unsatisfied

Mark Hamill has revealed that Luke Skywalker’s huge mistake is the reason why Kylo Ren joined the dark side of the force, while also confirming that Star Wars: The Last Jedi will explore the guilt and weight he still feels in the wake of this betrayal. While we only briefly saw Luke...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 2:37pm

The 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' teaser is here (and so is BB-8)

If there wasn’t enough to watch this weekend already — the final episode of “Girls,” the season premiere of “Veep,” the reboot of “MST3K,” something called “The Fate of the Furious” and, if you’re a New Yorker, the fantastic...

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 3:02pm