Mark Hamill has provoked the wrath of some Star Wars fans after posting an edited picture of Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher’s General Leia Organa, Harrison Ford’s Han Solo and Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian in the Millennium Falcon, alongside a logo of, Star Wars: What Should Have Been.
Just to underline his point, Hamill then also added the hashtag, “Missed Opportunities.”
A section of Star Wars fans admonished Hamill for sharing this post, as they interpreted it as a diss towards the new cast members.
However, others were quick to defend Hamill, insisting he was just using this opportunity to share his sorrow that he didn’t get the chance to share the screen with Ford and Williams in the new trilogy, and only did so with Fisher for one scene in The Last Jedi.
The huge reaction to Hamill’s post meant he decided to post a response later in the day explaining why he had uploaded the picture, which also highlighted his love for the new cast, and told people to just “relax.”
Saw a pic of me with Billy D, Carrison & Harrie. Posted it because
I miss them. Nothing more, nothing less. I love the new cast too & didn’t mean to get everyone’s knickers in a twist. Maybe I should’ve just posted a bunch of #Endgame spoilers instead. #RelaxAndHaveFunPeople 😜 pic.twitter.com/WvutVuLau3
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 27, 2019
This isn’t the first time that Hamill has divided Star Wars fans with his comments on the new trilogy. As recently as this month he opened up to Den Of Geek about his reaction to the end of The Last Jedi.
“I just thought, ‘Luke’s never going to see his best friend again.’ You look at it in a self-centered way. I said that it was a big mistake that those three people would never reunite in any way … Luke, Han and Leia will never be together again, and I’ll probably never get to work with Harrison again.”
“Then the second thing was that they killed me off. I thought: ‘Oh, okay, you should push my death off to the last one.’ That’s what I was hoping when I came back: no cameos and a run-of-the-trilogy contract.”
“Did I get any of those things? Because as far as I’m concerned, the end of VII is really the beginning of VIII. I got one movie! They totally hornswoggled me.”
We’ll see whether there is room for a Mark Hamill cameo when Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker is released on December 20.