At one point it was believed that there would only be six Star Wars films, the initial trilogy featuring Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Yoda, and Princess Leia and the prequels with Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui Gon Jinn, Padme Amidala, and the ever-popular Jar Jar Binks. Once Disney purchased the rights to Star Wars in 2012, those plans changed. While fans have come out in droves to see the new films, there’s one person that doesn’t think they’re going about it in the right fashion. That person is none other than Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.
Hamill has been very vocal about his feelings in regards to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as well as the entire franchise as of late. This time, he spoke about the frequency of the movies coming out. With Solo: A Star Wars Story coming in May, which is only five months after The Last Jedi was released, Hamill sat down with CinemaBlend to discuss his thoughts saying,
“I will say they should pace themselves because you don’t want to over-saturate it. I said to Disney, ‘Really? Five months after we come out comes [Solo: A Star Wars Story]? Can’t you at least wait until Christmas?’ But they’ve got things booked – they’re doing Marvel and their own movies, so that’s beyond my [purview.]”
While Hamill may have a point, it’s not likely to stop fans from hitting the theaters to see it. 2018 is a whole different world than the past, in regards to content. People consume art much differently than they once did, and studios have adjusted. It used to take much longer for films to go from the theater to home media, let alone streaming them on the different platforms available. Hamill may not like it, but it’s ultimately up to the fans. If they continue to come out and support, Disney will keep putting them out.