That Time Mark Hamill Pitched Boba Fett as Luke Skywalker’s Mother

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Attention all “Star Wars” fans: What do you get when you cross Darth Vader and Boba Feet? Contrary to Mark Hamill’s pitch to franchise creator George Lucas, the answer is most definitely not Luke Skywalker.

“There was the time I pitched Boba Fett as Luke’s mother,” Hamill told his Twitter followers Friday. “I have always been more than willing to generously share my many, many terrible ideas in the off-chance we might stumble across one that could actually be useful.”

Then there was the time I pitched Boba Fett as Luke’s mother. I have always been more than willing to generously share my many, many terrible ideas in the off-chance we might stumble across one that could actually be useful. At the time, I didn’t even know Leia was my sister. https://t.co/nurhFZZS01

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) November 16, 2018

Hamill was responding to a tweet from Tatooine Sons: A Star Wars Podcast, where they asked Hamill if the rumors about Boba Fett were true, and Hamill confirmed. “I once suggested it to George as the only way we could top Vader being my father,” tweeted Hamill. He added that he envisioned her “as a double-agent working clandestinely for the Rebels.”

I once suggested it to George as the only way we could top Vader being my father. I envisioned her as a double-agent working clandestinely for the Rebels. SPOILER ALERT: He didn’t like my idea.

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) November 16, 2018

Luke Skywalker’s mother ended up being Padmé Amidala, who was played by Natalie Portman in “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.”

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Perhaps, Luke’s parentage will be touched up on “The Mandalorian,” Disney’s upcoming live-action “Star Wars” TV show from Jon Favreau.

The series — which will launch toward the end of 2019 on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+, and is set in the time period between “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens” — follows a Boba Fett-like character, described as “a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic…” In “Star Wars” lore, Mandalorians made the iconic armor that bounty hunter Boba Fett, and his “father” Jango Fett (he was technically an unaltered clone of Jango) wore in the films.

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Mark Hamill gave an interesting take on Twitter regarding Luke Skywalker in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Hamill shared a panel from “The Last Jedi” comic adaptation of Rian Johnson’s film on Twitter and compared what happened to Luke not unlike what happens to an addict who has relapsed.

“THE FORCE KILLED LUKE. You have to acknowledge the irony in his fate,” Hamill tweeted. “Almost like an addict that kicked his habit cold turkey, remained clean for decades, only to re-use just once & then, tragically, overdoses.”

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THE FORCE KILLED LUKE. You have to acknowledge the irony in his fate.
Almost like an addict that kicked his habit cold-turkey, remained clean for decades, only to re-use just once & then, tragically, overdoses.#SadSkywalker #ForceFatality #JediJunkie pic.twitter.com/CmavbUUBJh

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) October 22, 2018

Hamill previously expressed his doubts and creative differences about Luke’s trajectory in “The Last Jedi,” only to walk back those comments. And he even jokingly teased that perhaps Luke isn’t actually dead, but is really just living in a nudist colony somewhere.

“I refuse to believe that he’s gone,” Hamill told the BBC during the Oscar Wilde Awards. “My theory is he just teleported to somewhere else and left his robe behind. He teleported to a nudist colony, that’s what I’m hoping.”

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Mark Hamill Crashes ‘Kimmel’ to Auction Off Luke Skywalker’s Capri Pants (Video)

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After hearing that Han Solo’s jacket from “The Empire Strikes Back” is expected to sell for $1.3 million at an auction, “Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill tried to sell one of Luke Skywalker’s items on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Thursday.

“I got a special offer for one night, and one night only — I’m prepared to offer your audience a pair of Luke Skywalker’s capri pants!” Hamill said after crashing the stage during Kimmel’s speech.

After showing a pair of red capri pants to the audience, he said, “I do accept PayPal and Venmo.”

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When Kimmel expressed doubt that the pants were actually in the movie, Hamill showed a picture (that’s obviously been photoshopped) of Luke doing a handstand in the capris during Yoda’s training. Hamill also said he wore the pants in “Return of the Jedi.”

“I loved the feeling of the cool breeze on my ankles when I was fighting Dad Vader,” he joked. “Oh, the memories!”

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Asking for $100,000 seemed too steep for the capris so Hamill offered a reduced price of $50,000, and he’d throw in a Chewbacca hairball. But still — no bidder.

Han Solo’s jacket from “The Empire Strikes Back” will be auctioned off next month, held by Prop Store in London’s BFI IMAX. The item is listed from £500,000 to £1 million (or $650,000 to $1.3 million)

Watch the video above.

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Mark Hamill in Disguise as First Order Stormtrooper at Comic-Con

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Continuing in the proud tradition of celebrities who disguise themselves in cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con, Mark Hamill hid among fans on the convention floor donned as a stormtrooper.
But while Luke Skywalker dressed up as an Imperial stormtrooper ove…

Mark Hamill Hints He’s at San Diego Comic-Con, Disguised as Himself

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Mark Hamill is apparently floating around the convention floor at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, wearing a mask. Luckily for fans hoping to meet Luke Skywalker, it’s apparently a mask of his own face.

Hamill took to Twitter and Instagram to tease that he’s at the convention center in San Diego this weekend, and like other celebrities before him, he’s disguising his identity in the sea of fans and cosplayers. In two posts, he goofed around about whether he was actually at the convention, before saying that he’ll have a different mask for each of the four days of the convention, and that con-goers should come find him.

There’s an unsubstantiated rumor I’m at #SDCC right now wearing a mask to avoid being recognized (I’m not)-But if I really WAS there in disguise, would I lie about it to fool people-secretly talk to fans-attend panels & have fun? (I would) #ComicConCon pic.twitter.com/8vxvFsQg48

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 19, 2018

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Would I lie about being in disguise at #SDCC? Sorry- I misspoke & said I “would” instead of “wouldn’t” FUN FACT: I’M HERE RIGHT NOW!! Here are the 4 masks I’ll be wearing (1 for each day) so be on HIGH ALERT & please say hello when you see me!???????? #MaskedMark pic.twitter.com/QVfZ34fIM0

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 19, 2018

The masks stem from four beloved Hamill roles. The first is of his face from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (and, uh, pretty much what he actually looks like); the second is of the Joker from “Batman: The Animated Series,” a voice-acting role Hamill has returned to again and again; the third is Luke Skywalker as he appeared in the original “Star Wars” in 1977; and the last is Skip, Hamill’s Yeti character from “The Regular Show.”

Hamill, who is an outspoken critic of Donald Trump on social media, used his Comic-Con tease as an opportunity to clown Trump for his most recent controversy. The media and politicians on both sides of the aisle took Trump to task for the press conference he gave Monday after meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, in which he seemed to take Putin’s word over U.S. intelligence agencies when Putin denied Russia’s interference and hacking in the 2016 presidential election.

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On Tuesday, Trump tried to walk back the comments by claiming that in the original answer he gave to reporters, he said the word “would” when he meant the word “wouldn’t” — thereby stating that he was actually not siding with Putin. Trump got clowned by lots of people, including late-night hosts, for what they saw as a weak attempt to off-set criticism.

In his tweet, Hamill made a joke at Trump’s expense about his Comic-Con attendance. “Would I lie about being in disguise at ?” He wrote. “Sorry — I misspoke & said I ‘would’ instead of ‘wouldn’t.’ “

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Mark Hamill Divulges George Lucas’ Original Plan for Luke Skywalker

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Mark Hamill has revealed that George Lucas had different plans for Luke Skywalker and the Skywalker saga.

“I happen to know that George didn’t kill Luke until the end of [Episode] 9, after he trained Leia,” said Hamill in a new interview with IGN, adding, “which is another thread that was never played upon [in ‘The Last Jedi’].”

Whether Luke will return in Episode 9 is not clear at this time. “I refuse to believe that he’s gone,” Hamill previously told the BBC during the Oscar Wilde Awards, which were held at “Star Wars” director J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot headquarters in Santa Monica. Of his much discussed final scene in 2017’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Hamill said this, injecting some of his trademark humor: “My theory is he just teleported to somewhere else and left his robe behind. He teleported to a nudist colony, that’s what I’m hoping.”

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As fans will remember, at the end of the most recent installment in the saga, Luke astrally projected from his home on the island of Ahch-To to Crait to say goodbye to his sister Leia (Carrie Fisher) and allow Rey (Daisy Ridley) and the Resistance to escape while he had a serious showdown with Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). Following his successful attempt to outwit his nephew, Luke vanishes, leaving nothing but a pile of clothes behind.

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What’s Luke Skywalker’s Plan in ‘Return of the Jedi’? To Kill Jabba, Of Course

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As every “Star Wars” fan knows, “Return of the Jedi” begins with a heist: Luke Skywalker and friends’ rescue of Han Solo, frozen in carbonite at the end of “The Empire Strikes Back,” from Jabba the Hutt.

Whatever one thinks about the rest of the film, there’s a growing sense that the heist sequence is… stupid. In a post last week, Uproxx’s Mike Ryan concluded that the scheme is a messy disaster. His headline reads: “We Dare You To Explain Luke’s Plan To Rescue Han In ‘Return of the Jedi.’”

Cool. We humbly accept.

It’s true that the heist appears to consist mainly of spectacular fails that get everyone captured, then succeeds only at the last moment, when the heroes rally, turn the tables on Jabba, and escape by the skin of their teeth. But here’s the thing: All the “Jedi” haters are wrong. And we’re happy to explain why.

(Sidenote: we’ll assume the plan is Luke’s but we’d like to note that Leia outranks him in the rebellion hierarchy. It’s just as likely all of it was her idea.)

To understand the heist, you have to understand its goals. Was the plan just to bust Han out of the cooler? Nope. As the rest of trilogy makes clear, just rescuing Han isn’t enough. The heist is about solving the Jabba the Hutt problem too.

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One of the first things we learn about Han Solo in the “Star Wars” saga is that he’s deep in debt to Jabba. Not long before the events in “A New Hope,” Han was smuggling something for the crimelord, but was forced to jettison his cargo after getting boarded by Imperials. Now he’s desperate to raise money fast to pay Jabba back.

That’s why Han takes the risky job of ferrying Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke to the planet Alderaan — so he can get the money he needs to settle up with Jabba. So, as the Death Star closes in on the Rebel Base toward the end of the movie, Han and Chewie pack up their reward money to head back to Tatooine to pay off Han’s debt.

Except that doesn’t happen. Instead, Han turns back at the last minute to help Luke destroy the Death Star, then joins the Rebellion and has quite a few adventures, apparently hoping the whole angry-slimy-space-gangster thing will just blow over.

It doesn’t. So Jabba puts a huge bounty on Han’s head that, by “The Empire Strikes Back” has become a huge problem. Early on, we learn at least one bounty hunter has come gunning for Han between films and as a result he is (reluctantly) preparing to leave the Rebellion to deal with the debt. Unfortunately, the Empire, uh, strikes back — sending everybody on the run and upsetting Han’s plans to deal with Jabba once again.

Vader wants to get his hands on Han and Leia to lure Luke into a trap, so he hires several bounty hunters, including one also working for Jabba — Boba Fett. By the end of the film, it’s clear Vader and Fett have worked out some kind of deal that allows Fett to take Han to Jabba after Vader is done with him.

That’s a huge detail. Vader repeatedly shows he doesn’t give a damn about keeping his promises (just ask poor Lando Calrissian). But the one deal we do see him honor is the one with Jabba’s boy, Fett. We can guess at why. The “Star Wars” comics establish that Vader and Jabba have an ongoing business relationship, with Jabba helping the Empire in exchange for being left alone.

Jabba isn’t just a run-of-the-mill gang boss: He runs the “Star Wars” galaxy’s biggest cartel. Jabba is basically a powerful warlord, with slaves, guards, monsters, and capital enough to keep people hunting for Han for years on end. In “Empire,” we see how he’s never going to stop coming for Han, and that he’s powerful and obsessed enough that he’s now compromising Rebel security and operations. And he’s probably actively helping the Empire too.

Saving Han isn’t enough — Jabba’s gotta go.

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That brings us to the heist. Let’s break it down step by step.

To begin, C-3PO and R2D2 — by themselves — show up at Jabba’s palace, where they learn, to 3PO’s horror, that Luke has offered them as slaves in exchange for Han’s release. Damn, Luke.

Next, a bounty hunter named Boushh arrives with a shackled Chewbacca to claim the sizable bounty on the wookie’s head. Tense “forceful and intentive” negotiating concludes the sale, and Chewie goes to Jabba’s dungeon.

Later, while everyone is asleep, Boussh sneaks into Jabba’s throne room and frees Han from the carbonite. Surprise: Boussh is actually Leia in disguise! Also surprise: Jabba was actually awake the whole time! Leia and Han are taken into custody, Han goes to the dungeon, and Leia is forced to become Jabba’s new metallic bikini slave. Oops.

Throughout this whole thing, we learn that Lando has infiltrated Jabba’s guards. He watches without helping as his buds launch several “rescue attempts” that all “fail.”

Finally, Luke actually shows up himself and, for some reason, arrogantly demands Jabba release Han and Chewie (and only Han and Chewie). Shocker: Jabba isn’t having it, and triggers a trap door sending Luke into a pit where he has to fight a beast called the Rancor.

Luke kills the Rancor, which enrages Jabba enough that he immediately sentences Luke, Han and Chewie to be fed to a beast called the Sarlacc. Jabba and his entire crew jump in his Sail Barge (a floating desert yacht) to watch as our heroes walk the plank to learn “a new definition of pain and suffering” while being “slowly digested over a thousand years.”

At the last minute, it turns out R2 had Luke’s lightsaber secreted inside his dome. R2 shoots it to him, Luke carves up Jabba’s goons with help from Chewie and Lando, and Leia takes advantage of the chaos to strangle Jabba.

On the one hand, it does sound kind of like a series of criminally negligent oversights by Luke were only salvaged at the last minute.

On the other hand, we’re not sure what version of “Star Wars” you were watching before, but we doubt any version of the plan included Luke sacrificing his friends to maybe get Han out by himself — and leave Jabba breathing.

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If you’ve seen, like, even one heist movie, it’s obvious what happens: the team is getting crucial assets in place.

Step One: Get a spy in Jabba’s Palace (Lando) and start collecting intel.

Hanging around working for Jabba, Lando would have discovered most or all the following: Han is alive, still frozen and on display in the throne room; Jabba’s defenses — impenetrable walls outside, secret passages and trap doors, plus an army of bodyguards and dudes like Boba Fett hanging around — are extremely good; and Jabba rarely leaves his palace, except under specific circumstances.

Han’s status as still encased in carbonite matters. In “The Empire Strikes Back,” we saw stormtroopers slowly move the carbonite block using Repulsorlifts, meaning it’s heavy. And Jabba is too well-defended to take on directly. Luke might have been able to get into the palace and even get to Jabba, but he likely would have been killed.

Luckily, Lando also learned other crucial information. One, Jabba is a gross hedonist with a fetish for humanoid women. Two, he respects scummy scum criminals who do scummy scum things if it benefits him. Three, he’s a cruel narcissist who likes causing emotional or physical pain. (He’s highly susceptible to flattery, has a hair-trigger temper, and acts rashly when angered.) Four, he has a thing for flamboyant executions. And five, he will actually leave his palace to go watch people jump into the Sarlacc pit.

Lesson: To get Han out, he needs to be unfrozen and walking (and even better, fighting). And Jabba needs to be taken out of his palace to be killed.

Step two: Get Luke’s lightsaber into the palace without being detected.

Luke knows he can’t walk in armed. So he conceals his lightsaber in R2-D2, then “gifts” him and C-3PO to Jabba, knowing that while the crimelord would never accept them as trade for Han, he would keep them whether or not Luke handed them over.

As always, R2 knows what’s up, but no one told 3PO, which makes his shock and horror very authentic. That panders to Jabba’s cruel streak. Having 3PO genuinely reacting to whatever’s happening keeps the real plan covered, and the distracting interpreter helps R2 do his bit unnoticed. It’s exactly the same dynamic R2 used to try to get the Death Star plan to Obi-Wan, and it works about as well here. In any event, R2’s job is just to get Luke’s lightsaber to him after he’s been searched or captured.

Step three: Get Chewie into the palace.

This is easy. Leia walks in disguised as a bounty hunter and just hands Chewbacca over. Ryan notes this adds Chewie to the list of captives, which doesn’t seem especially helpful. But captured and in the palace is better than free and useless outside, and Chewie’s positioning will matter shortly.

Step four: Unfreeze Han.

This is where Leia’s blunder turns out not to have been one after all. Remember, for the plan to succeed, Han needs to be out of carbonite. But given what we know about the palace, the team had to have known whoever unfroze him was likely to get caught.

The unknown factor is what happens next. The team probably anticipated two possible outcomes: Maybe Leia pulls it off and sneaks a hibernation-sick Han out of the palace. If so, great, one less thing to deal with. Or maybe she’s caught in the act.

If she was caught — as everyone had to know was likely — the team probably anticipated that Leia would end up in the dungeon. You could argue that Jabba’s choice to chain her to his throne was one twist they didn’t expect. Certainly, having Leia chained to Jabba seems like a serious tactical problem. In any battle situation, she could be come a hostage, a possible human shield, or just an ally stuck out of the fight.

But we know Leia is a formidable warrior. And it’s not a state secret that Jabba has humanoid fever. It’s possible the team knew she could be chained to Jabba, and that this apparent problem could be turned into an advantage.

Meanwhile, unfrozen Han is sent to the dungeons, where Chewie is now positioned to guide and protect him when the stuff goes down.

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Step Five: Provoke Jabba into leaving the palace.

Here’s where Luke comes in. Obviously looking to provoke Jabba, he Force-chokes the guards, smugly mind-controls Jabba’s press secretary, insults and threatens Jabba to his face, then tries to assassinate him with a stolen blaster.

That gets him dropped into the Rancor pit. Bad spot to be, sure. Luke likely did not 100 percent expect to fight a giant monster unarmed. He probably hoped his arrogance (and assassination attempt) would be enough to enrage Jabba into escalating straight to the Sarlacc.

But he’s been in tough situations before, and many of them (like taking down an AT-AT single-handedly or avoiding getting blown up in his X-Wing by Darth Vader) happened before he went to Jedi grad school with Yoda. If Lando was feeding the group intel, it’s doubtful he neglected to mention the very dangerous trap door Luke found himself standing on, or the huge monster underneath.

Either way, the Rancor’s death angers Jabba enough to take everyone to the Sarlacc pit.

Whether everything went according to plan is debatable. But despite being imprisoned (not a problem when you’ve got a Jedi pal with you), the team accomplished every key goal.

And so, at the Sarlacc pit, all the pieces come together. Luke cockily warns Jabba, “free us or die.” Jabba’s supplicants laugh. Luke’s offer is rejected, as Luke surely knew it would be.

Luke and Lando share a nod. R2 beeps his readiness. Luke gives a signal to R2, jumps off the plank, turns, catches the edge of it, and flies up in the air. R2 shoots him the lightsaber and Luke commences to ass kicking.

From this point on, things go poorly for Team Jabba. Boba Fett tries and fails to contain Luke. In the confusion, all of the henchmen surrounding Jabba rush to join the fight, leaving Leia alone with him.

She strangles Jabba with the chains he used to keep her close to him, while Luke, Han, Chewie and Lando mop the floor with Jabba’s henchmen. There are a few hiccups, like Lando almost getting eaten, but things generally go pretty well.

In one small-team operation, a Rebel general is saved, and a serious threat to the rebellion is eliminated for good.

Is it a perfect plan? No. Lando could have been caught. Jabba could have ordered the droids scrapped. Jabba could have executed Leia and Han on the spot. The Rancor could have killed Luke. The final battle could have gotten everyone shot. But there are similar risks in any high-risk, high-reward military op involving a small team of elite operatives (one of whom has magic powers).

Attacking Jabba is a tough thing to do no matter how good your plan is. “Return of the Jedi” at least tips off viewers that this is a flexible plan that can absorb some major speedbumps, which is more than can be said for some heist movies. But the plan only makes no sense if you’ve forgotten the big picture.

Then again, this is a movie that features a stone-age Ewok uprising, so maybe we’re overthinking things?

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Tommy Wiseau Tried to Bum Oscars Tickets Off Mark Hamill on Twitter

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Tommy Wiseau wasn’t at the Oscars Sunday, but it wasn’t for lack of trying snag a couple of tickets.

“The Room” writer, director and actor took to Twitter to try to charm a ticket out of Mark Hamill, who presented during the 90th Academy Awards ceremony. While Wiseau appealed to the “Star Wars” actor with his signature “The Room” line — “Oh hi Mark!” — and got an answer from Luke Skywalker himself, it wasn’t quite enough to get Wiseau and “The Room” co-star Greg Sestero to the show.

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In fact, the Force wasn’t even with Hamill, who said he couldn’t get extra tickets for anybody — not even his own kids. He also took the opportunity to thank Wiseau for originating a line Hamill has apparently heard quite a few times since “The Room” became something of a cult hit.

Oh hi Mark ! Use The Force and get Greg and I into The #Oscars @TheAcademy @jimmykimmel @JimmyKimmelLive @HamillHimself https://t.co/orYSYpKK7z

— Tommy Wiseau (@TommyWiseau) March 4, 2018

Oh hi Tommy! Wish I could help you but I can’t even get extra #Oscars tickets for my kids. I really owe you since now whenever people greet me I get to hear the quote from The Room. Plus-if you saw #LastJedi you’d know (SPOILER ALERT) I turned off The Force. https://t.co/wO6OYZVsWi

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 4, 2018

The exchange between the two actors had quite a few fans losing it.

You did not turn off the Force! You did NOT! pic.twitter.com/cx0vFHoNYl

— Brian Danuff (@briandanuff) March 4, 2018

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@HamillHimself @TommyWiseau this is going to break the Internet!! ???????? pic.twitter.com/gp9284HOso

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I’m never deleting this app

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Wiseau might not have found any help getting to the Oscars among the Jedi, but he did make it to an awards show this year. Wiseau appeared on stage with James and Dave Franco at the Golden Globes in January. James Franco accepted the award for best actor in a comedy or musical for playing Wiseau in “The Disaster Artist,” the movie he and his brother made about the making of “The Room,” based on Sestero’s book.

While James Franco brought both Wiseau and his brother on stage for his acceptance speech, he stopped short of allowing Wiseau to speak during the show. Maybe Wiseau was hoping for some Force assistance in that department this time, since he had something he wanted to say last time.

Hamill wasn’t the only “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” actor to present at the Oscars. He joined Oscar Isaac, Kelly Marie Tran and the rolling droid BB-8 on stage to announce the winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short.

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Mark Hamill Hopes Luke Skywalker Lives on in a Nudist Colony Somewhere

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Did Luke Skywalker really die at the end of “The Last Jedi”? If you’re firmly on the “yes” side of this debate, then you are standing opposite Mark Hamill, who hopes his beloved character is alive and well… and naked.

“I refuse to believe that he’s gone,” Hamill told the BBC during the Oscar Wilde Awards, which were held at “Star Wars” director J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot headquarters in Santa Monica on Thursday. “My theory is he just teleported to somewhere else and left his robe behind. He teleported to a nudist colony, that’s what I’m hoping.”

As fans will remember, at the end of the most recent installment in the saga, Luke astrally projected from his home on the island of Ahch-To to Crait to say goodbye to his sister Leia (Carrie Fisher) and allow Rey (Daisy Ridley) and the Resistance to escape while he had a serious showdown with Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). Following his successful attempt to outwit his nephew, Luke vanishes, leaving nothing but a pile of clothes behind.

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Whether or not you agree with Hamill’s theory (he did disappear in the nude, after all), things are never as they seem in the franchise, and there is always a chance for Luke to reappear one way or another.

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Wait, what exactly was Luke Skywalker’s plan in Return Of The Jedi?

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Despite their venerated position in the Star Wars canon, the original trilogy of films are not without their faults. Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi is perhaps the most flawed, forcing some people to rank it below the new Disney installments or even (gasp!) maybe one of the prequels. Recently, UPROXX writer…

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‘Black Panther’ Rotten Tomatoes Score Sabotage? Anti-Disney Fan Group Takes Aim

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The same Facebook group that took credit for rigging the Rotten Tomatoes audience score of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is now planning to sabotage the score of the upcoming Marvel film “Black Panther.”

In the grou  Down With Disney’s Treatment of Franchises and its Fanboys, a moderator created an event titled, “Give Black Panther a Rotten Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes.”

“Given the massive success of the audience review rigging on the Rotten Tomatoes site for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ and due to the sudden rise in those disgruntled with Disney business practices among other factors especially due to the corporate manipulations which created falsified bad press for the DCEU, I feel that it’s time to strike back at all those under Disney and bring down the house of mouse’s actions for paying off the critics that hurt DC Comics on film and for other parties affected by them,” wrote the event creator. “I’ll be making events like this for ‘Infinity War’ and the Netflix shows etc so we can rally together to truly make a difference…If you want to spread spoilers to Marvel fanboys, use this event as a platform to inform us of targets!”

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As of this writing, 3,700 people have said they are going, while 1,800 said they are “interested” in the event. Following people’s interest and due to the fact that the “page is once again making headlines,” the moderator also created an event for “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

A moderator for the group has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

In December, the group took credit for the low Rotten Tomatoes audience score for “The Last Jedi,” writing, “Thanks to friends of mine who taught me a thing or two about Bot Accounts, I used them to create this audience score through Facebook accounts created that subsequently logged into Rotten Tomatoes who rigged this score and still keep it dropping.”

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HuffPost sent a direct message to the page, whose moderator then responded that he was upset with the “Star Wars” producers for introducing more female characters into the franchise, “among other things,” and he also mentioned how “The Last Jedi” seems to disrespect the franchise’s history.

According to HuffPost, the self-identified member of the “alt-right” group said Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron was a “victim of the anti-mansplaining movement,” that Poe and Luke Skywalker are in danger of being “turn[ed] gay” and that men should be reinstated as rulers in society.

At the time, Rotten Tomatoes told TheWrap that the score was authentic. A spokesperson for the review aggregator has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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Rian Johnson Explains Luke Skywalker’s New Power in ‘Star Wars: Last Jedi’

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Spoilers for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” ahead. Do not read on unless you’ve seen the film, which was released Dec. 15 and has made over $1 billion dollars.

Director Rian Johnson spent Friday afternoon on Twitter settling some of the lingering debates about elements of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” One of the biggest, complaints from fans that Johnson just made up a new force ability for Luke Skywalker as a plot contrivance. Sorry nerds: turns out that new ability has been official canon for nearly a decade.

SPOILER WARNING! The climactic final battle in “The Last Jedi” saw Luke Skywalker confront Kylo Ren on Crait, only for it to be revealed that he’s actually doing a long-distance Force-projection of himself to use as a decoy to allow the Resistance to escape.

In a series of Tweets , Johnson hared proof that “Force Doppelgangers,” or “Similfuturus,” were first explained in the official Lucasfilm book “The Jedi Path,” by Daniel Wallace, under the heading of “Advanced Force Techniques.” That book was released in 2011, a full six years before “The Last Jedi” was released in theaters.

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Check out Johnson’s tweets below.

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While he was at it, Johnson also explained how Leia was able to use the force to save herself early in the film.

Cause she’s a badass muthafucka.

— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) January 19, 2018

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is currently in theaters.

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Rian Johnson has a riposte for the nerds whinging about Skywalker’s big finale move

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Because no Star Wars film is as good as the one they’ve dreamt up in their head, nerds everywhere are finding every conceivable means of criticizing what is a perfectly enjoyable sci-fi action drama. The main points of contention, however, boil down to sexism and Luke Skywalker. Director Rian Johnson recently responded

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Alfie Curtis, Mos Eisley Scumbag in ‘Star Wars,’ Dies at Age 87

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Alfie Curtis, who played the wanted outlaw Dr. Evazan in “Star Wars,” died this week at age 87, according to multiple media reports. His cause of death is not yet known.

“Star Wars” fans know Dr. Evazan as the man who attempted to intimidate Luke Skywalker when he visited the Mos Eisley cantina early in the famous 1977 film. “You just watch yourself. We’re wanted men,” he famously warned the future Jedi before he was chopped down by Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber. “I have the death sentence on 12 systems.”

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According to the Star Wars website, Evazan was once a promising medical surgeon, but was forced to turn to smuggling after he was exposed for engaging in cruel medical experiments. Curtis had a much more respectable background, also appearing in the 1980 film “The Elephant Man” and the 80s British TV series “Cribb.”

“Alfie Curtis made the ‘Star Wars’ Mos Eisley Cantina scene (one of the most memorable I’ve ever been a part of) even MORE memorable,” wrote “Star Wars” legend Mark Hamill in a tweet. “As horrific as he was on-camera, off-camera he was funny, kind & a real gentleman.”

ALFIE CURTIS made the #StarWars Mos Eisley Cantina scene (one of the most memorable I’ve ever been a part of) even MORE memorable. As horrific as he was on-camera, off-camera he was funny, kind & a real gentleman. Thanks Alf- you’ll be missed. #RIP – mh pic.twitter.com/laxKvbGmrd

– @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2017

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‘Star Wars’ Actor Mark Hamill: ‘I Regret Voicing My Doubts and Insecurities’ About ‘The Last Jedi’

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Mark Hamill regrets voicing his criticism over “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” and is now sending a congratulatory shout-out to director Rian Johnson for making a “great” movie.

“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!” the actor who plays Luke Skywalker tweeted on Tuesday.

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

– @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) December 26, 2017

Also Read: Mark Hamill Had ‘Fundamental Difference’ With Rian Johnson’s Take on Luke Skywalker (Video)

Hamill’s post-Christmas tweet comes after video (apparently from the film’s press tour) surfaced last week in which he said he had a “fundamental difference” with Johnson’s take on Skywalker in “The Last Jedi.”

“I said to Rian, ‘Jedi don’t give up.’ I mean, even if he had a problem, he would maybe take a year to try and regroup,” Hamill said in the video. “But if he made a mistake, he would try and right that wrong. So, right there we had a fundamental difference, but 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.”

How did Hamill and Johnson resolve their differences? The actor added, “I’m sorry. Well, in this version, see I’m talking about the George Lucas ‘Star Wars.’ This is the next generation of ‘Star Wars,’ so 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.”

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Hamill did however admit that this version of Skywalker serves the trilogy well and backs his director, saying: “I still haven’t accepted it completely. But it’s only a movie. I hope people like it. I hope they don’t get upset, and I came to really believe that Rian was the exact man that they need for this job.”

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Director Says Carrie Fisher Wrote Her Own Best Lines

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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson added a touching new nugget to the intergalactic mythos by revealing that Carrie Fisher actually wrote some of General Leia Organa’s most memorable lines.

In an interview with People Magazine, Johnson said it was Fisher who came up with a joke Luke told about Leia’s change in hairstyle when they briefly reunited in the film.

“That was her,” Johnson said. “That was a Carrie Fisher line. Of course it was.”

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Fisher’s unique voice and presence was brought to bear in virtually every scene she appeared in, Johnson said. and that he had compiled exhaustive notes from her on character, dialogue and plot ideas.

“I would sit down with her and she would just give me … After an hour, I would have filled up pages and pages writing down the notes and one-liners that she would pitch,” he said. “And so we tried to work them in whenever we could.”

When Leia refrained from telling Admiral Amilyn Holdo (Laura Dern) “may the force be with you” and instead saying, “you go, I’ve said it enough,” that was all Fisher, too.

Johnson said that his goal to include humor in the film was achieved thanks to Fisher. “I think that as ‘Star Wars’ fans, especially as adults, you can get into a mindset of wanting it to just be the heavy opera. And I don’t know, I was 10 years old when ‘Return of the Jedi’ came out. That was the perfect age for it. And the humor and the slight goofiness of it also, and kind of the slight free-wheeling feel of it, and how it’s unafraid to have fun, that to me is essential.”

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The Fisher bonhomie contrasts with criticism the film has taken from its other legacy star, Mark Hamill, who has said Johnson’s interpretation of Luke Skywalker was incorrect and his actions in the film were not in-keeping with proper Jedi behavior.

“I said to Rian, I said ‘Jedi’s don’t give up’ I mean even if he had a problem, he would maybe take a year to try and regroup, but if he made a mistake he would try and right that wrong. So right there we had a fundamental difference,” said Hamill in a promotional interview for the film.

“This is the next generation of Star Wars, so 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. I still haven’t accepted it completely.”

 

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Mark Hamill Had ‘Fundamental Difference’ With Rian Johnson’s Take on Luke Skywalker (Video)

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Mark Hamill had a “fundamental difference” with Rian Johnson’s take on Luke Skywalker in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” In a video interview that surfaced this week that is apparently from the film’s press tour, Hamill says, “I said to Rian, ‘Jedi don’t give up.’ I mean, even if he had a problem, he would maybe take a year to try and regroup. But if he made a mistake, he would try and right that wrong. So, right there we had a fundamental difference, but 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.”

How did Hamill and Johnson resolve their differences? Hamill added, “I’m sorry. Well, in this version, see I’m talking about the George Lucas ‘Star Wars.’ This is the next generation of ‘Star Wars,’ so 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.”

Hamill admitted that this version of Skywalker serves the trilogy well and backs his director. Hamill said, “I still haven’t accepted it completely. But it’s only a movie. I hope people like it. I hope they don’t get upset, and I came to really believe that Rian was the exact man that they need for this job.”

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TheWrap’s Phil Hornshaw wrote that “The Last Jedi” gives Luke an epic send-off, but in some ways it’s a dissatisfying one. Despite having spent so much time with Luke, elements of “The Last Jedi” make fans feel like we didn’t really know the character, he argued, adding that it’s a pity we’ll never see what more Luke and Rey could have learned from each other, and the ways their relationship could have reshaped “Star Wars” as a result.

Watch Hamill’s take in the video above.

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Alt-Right: We ‘Rigged’ ‘Last Jedi’ Low Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score

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After a few trolls attempted to take credit for the low Rotten Tomatoes audience score for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” on Wednesday, an alt-right group is now claiming responsibility.

On the Facebook page for Down With Disney’s Treatment of Franchises and its Fanboys, a moderator posted, “Thanks to friends of mine who taught me a thing or two about Bot Accounts, I used them to create this audience score through Facebook accounts created that subsequently logged into Rotten Tomatoes who rigged this score and still keep it dropping.”

The post continued, “It astounds me how I successfully bring out the worst in all of you and turn all of you against Disney. The Anti-EU fans bought this on themselves and I did what had to be done.”

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Huffington Post sent a direct message to the page, whose moderator then responded that he was upset with the “Star Wars” producers for introducing more female characters into the franchise, “among other things,” and he also mentioned how “The Last Jedi” seems to disrespect the franchise’s history.

According to HuffPo, the self-identified member of the “alt-right” group said Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron was a “victim of the anti-mansplaining movement,” that Poe and Luke Skywalker are in danger of being “turn[ed] gay” and that men should be reinstated as rulers in society.

“Regarding female heroes: Did you not see everything that came out of Ghostbusters? That is why,” he said. “I’m sick and tired of men being portrayed as idiots. There was a time we ruled society and I want to see that again. That is why I voted for Donald Trump.”

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You can see HuffPo’s conversation with the moderator here.

After the trolls attempted to take credit for the low audience score, Rotten Tomatoes told TheWrap that the score was authentic. Currently, the film holds a critic score of 92 percent “fresh” with an audience score of 54 percent.

A spokesperson for Rotten Tomatoes has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment about the alt-right group’s claim.

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