In a clip that will likely provide ammunition to the far-too-emotionally-involved fanboys petitioning to have Star Wars: The Last Jedi erased from existence, Mark Hamill has admitted that he wasn't totally supportive of the film's treatment of Luke Skywalker.
The press junket interview, which has been widely shared online since it surfaced, sees Hamill confessing that he wasn't much convinced of the Luke as seen in The Last Jedi, which depicts him abandoning his Jedi destiny to live a life of exile on a planet populated by porgs and fish nuns.
"I said to [director Rian Johnson], 'Jedis don't give up'," Hamill reveals. "I mean, even if [Luke] had a problem, he would maybe take a year to try and regroup, but if he made a mistake, he would try to right that wrong, so right there, we had a fundamental difference."
Luke's resistance to joining, uh, the Resistance, has been a particular bone of contention for certain Star Wars fans, who have been at the centre of a backlash against the film since its release. But Hamill insisted that he understood why Luke was acting slightly differently this time.
"It's not my story anymore, it's somebody else's story and Rian needed me to be a certain way to make the ending effective. That's the crux of my problem. Luke would never say that. I'm sorry.
"I almost had to think of Luke as another character. Maybe he's 'Jake Skywalker,' he's not my Luke Skywalker. But I had to do what Rian wanted me to do because it serves the story well."
Despite his uncertainty about the role, Hamill also insisted that it's ultimately not that important — hopefully teaching a lesson to the 50,000 rageful Star Wars fans to have signed the anti-Last Jedi petition this week.
"Listen, I still haven't accepted it completely, but it's only a movie," Hamill said. "I hope people like it. I hope they don't get upset. I came to really believe that Rian was the exact man they needed for this job."