Just over a year ago, veteran Star Wars actor Mark Hamill expressed concern over the interstellar franchise's potential oversaturation in the movie market, cautioning Disney and Lucasfilm to "pace themselves." Now, the 67-year-old actor has elaborated on those comments, claiming Star Wars fatigue is all too real with modern audiences.
Hamill cited the box office underperformance of Solo: A Star Wars Story, a movie that grossed $393 million worldwide against a budget of $250 million. By Star Wars standards, the film's performance was worrisome, considering the franchise's usually massive box office pull. "I'm not gonna tell them how to run their business," Hamill said "But is there a possibility of a Star Wars fatigue? Yeah, I think there is. I've experienced it to a certain degree but they never listened to my ideas anyway, so who needs 'em?"
Disney's new streaming service, Disney+, announced several more titles within the Star Wars pantheon, including another season of The Clone Wars, a Cassian Andor spinoff and Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian. When asked if he would consider returning to the famed galaxy far, far away for any vocal performances in their new titles, Hamill said, "Well, again, make me an offer."
The next Star Wars movie will be Episode IX, directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams and starring Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film arrives December 20.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)