There is no getting away from it. The Last Jedi is divisive. There are those that love it. There are those who detest it and point to it as the fatal blow for Disney Star Wars. Audiences responded badly, whereas critics raved about it. Audience scores and critics scores had an ocean between them.
It is well known that Mark Hamill had some reservations over the way his character of Luke Skywalker was going to be portrayed. Now John Boyega has voiced similar reservations, only after the event. In an interview with Hype Beast he said:
“The Force Awakens I think was the beginning of something quite solid, The Last Jedi if I’m being honest I’d say that was feeling a bit iffy for me. I didn’t necessarily agree with a lot of the choices in that and that’s something that I spoke to Mark [Hamill] a lot about and we had conversations about it. And it was hard for all of us, because we were separated.
I guess the original Star Wars films there was much more of a trio feel where it was essentially about Luke’s journey, but Han and Leia there was a strong dynamic, which I think, I don’t know how quickly we’re going to be able to establish that longterm dynamic with Nine. But if it’s exploring that dynamic, then that would be cool.”
Following this there has been a lot of discussion on social media. It’s easy to imagine these comments causing a lot of excitement both among the fan base and at Lucasfilm who are clearly in some form of damage control mode around the franchise right now.
A lot of the marketing material and imagery for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has featured all of the main cast together in many scenes.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in ten days. Punch it Chewie!