Mark Hamill’s Concerned About The Oversaturation Of Star Wars
Star Wars fans really respect Mark Hamill, as he clearly has a lot of love for the franchise and isn’t afraid about speaking his mind if he has a grievance to air about the direction it’s going in. Though he’s maintained that he ultimately approves of The Last Jedi, he’s now expressed another concern he has: there might be too many Star Wars movies in the works.
What brought this to Hamill’s attention is the release of Ron Howard’s Solo in May, mere months after The Last Jedi arrived in December. This is a first for the saga, which has at least had films released a whole year apart in the past. Though the actor understands that this is just part of the contemporary business model for Disney, it does leave him worried about “over-saturating” the franchise.
“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.]”
If Hamill’s slightly worried by the close proximity of The Last Jedi and Solo, then we wonder what he thinks of just how many Star Wars movies are in the works over at Lucasfilm and Disney. The current trilogy and the spinoff series of Anthology projects are just the tip of the iceberg. After all, TLJ director Rian Johnson has signed up to produce a follow-up trilogy once Episode IX is out, while Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have also been contracted to work on an unrelated set of movies.
Solo: A Star Wars Story lands on May 25th and after that, there’ll be a fairly long gap until Star Wars: Episode IX arrives on December 20th, 2019. But is Hamill right about the oversaturation of the franchise? What do you think? Have your say in the comments section down below.