by Cayce McCarthy. Arts and Entertainment blogger.
Since the revival of the Star Wars franchise, half good and half bad, many fans have been gushing about actor, Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker’s return to the big screen. This is due to the fact that Hamill has not done many films on the silver screen or joined another franchises as of recently, some have trouble seeing him outside his iconic role. Instead, Hamill went in the direction of voice acting. He voiced Fire Lord Ozai in the Avatar the Last Airbender series and is most famous for voicing the D.C. Joker in many of the animated series. His most famous Joker role was for the animated movie Batman: The Killing Joke.
There was chatter among fans hoping that Hamill could have a role in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 films. Fans tweeted director James Gunn pleading that Hamil have a role. Gunn himself tweeted he wanted to meet Hamill since they lived near each other. They reportedly met, but theymdidn’t talk about the movie that much. Instead, they chatted like neighbors meeting for the first time since that was the case.
Hamill admitted that he enjoys the films but prefers to be an audience member. Even though Hamill hasn’t been a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe he has done a lot of voice acting for various animated series and video games. Hamill appears to be staying away from franchise films since the backlash from The Last Jedi. It got to the point where some actors had to delete their social media accounts and people demanding heads at Lucasfilm and Disney to be fired and to scrap all other films until they fix the mess that was episode 8.
Fans argue that they ruined Luke’s original story and whole character arch by turning him into a cowardly and cranky hermit. Also, that his character’s powers were undermined and how unrealistic Rey’s skills are without any training compared to Luke who trained for years. Not only that but the entire expanded universe has been dismantled from the Clone Wars animated series, video games, and books with some characters that George Lucas created himself. It got even worse with the Han Solo film.