Mark Hamill has apologised for expressing doubts over the creative direction of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
In interviews promoting the movie, Hamill has repeatedly said he disagreed with choices made by director Rian Johnson, especially with regard to his iconic character Luke Skywalker.
Hamill told Vanity Fair that after reading The Last Jedi‘s script, he said to the director: “I pretty much fundamentally disagree with every choice you’ve made for this character. Now, having said that, I have gotten it off my chest, and my job now is to take what you’ve created and do my best to realise your vision.'””
He has also admitted, more recently, that he’s not a fan of Luke Skywalker in the movie.
Hamill’s comments have been seized upon by fans who were disappointed by the latest Star Wars film. One disgruntled fan has even launched a petition calling on Disney to delete the movie and remake it.
Now Hamill has apologised for the comments, writing on Twitter: “I regret voicing my doubts & insecurities in public. Creative differences are a common element of any project but usually remain private. All I wanted was to make good movie. I got more than that- @rianjohnson made an all-time GREAT one! #HumbledHamill”
I regret voicing my doubts & insecurities in public.Creative differences are a common element of any project but usually remain private. All I wanted was to make good movie. I got more than that- @rianjohnson made an all-time GREAT one! #HumbledHamill https://t.co/8ujJfBuEdV
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 26, 2017
On review aggregating site Rotten Tomatoes, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has a 92% fresh rating from critics, but a much lower 52% fresh rating from fans. The film has taken nearly $750m (£500m) since opening on December 15.