By any metric, Star Wars: Skywalker East did not live up to expectations. The film was ineffective in the box office and received the worst reviews in the entire saga. It also features Mark Hamill’s final performance as Luke Skywalker. The actor has never been ashamed of how he treats the saga. He even discovered about the most famous star Wars project ever.
Mark Hamill reflects on the Star Wars project, which he refused to do
In a recent virtual chat with the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California, Hamill raised the issue of creating Star Wars Special. The full-length television show aired on CBS in November 1978, and has since become the fiercest star Wars film. Immediately, Hamill had a bad feeling about it.
“When I read the script, I said, ‘I’m not doing this,'” Hamill said. “You have to remember. It was Christmas 78, a year and a half after[[[[Star Wars: A New Hope]came out. When [George Lucas] called me and he said, “Well, I heard you don’t want to do this,” I said, “It’s awful! It’s not star Wars. It’s like a special version of Bob Hope. “
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George Lucas also soon regretted the “Special Holiday War”
Eventually, Hamill – along with stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew and Anthony Daniels – all took part. But for Hamill, this required a personal request star Wars writer-director George Lucas to do Star Wars Special to happen.
“[George] I had to call and say, “Please do this.” … He said, “Well, we really need to do this for merchandisers and keep the product in people’s minds. Do me a favor,” Hamill continued. “And, of course, I would do anything for George.”
Soon, however, Lucas, who is known to make strange calls, would realize what a mistake this specialty was. In recent decades, Lucas has repeatedly tried to wipe Star Wars Special from existence. The program has never aired or received any official release of any kind.
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But Mark Hamill has a more positive impression of the notorious 1978 program
However, since Lucas was waging war against the specials, some fans came to accept his quirks. It became a bizarre artifact star Wars stories. And in fact, Disney + should lean towards this reputation with the future Lego Star Wars special holiday. As for Hamill’s feelings before 1978, he made peace with him in a way that Lucas did not.
“[George has] never experienced this. He once said, “If I could find every copy of this holiday special, I would break them with a hammer,” Hamill explained. “I said, ‘George, we have to own this because it shows that everyone is wrong.’ Everyone makes mistakes’. Since Lucas is no longer associated with the saga, it is possible that Disney’s position on the special will change the situation.