Star Wars: The Last Jedi News: J. J. Abrams Declares Hamill's Performance In Upcoming Movie to be Deserving of an Oscar
Despite being the main character in the original "Star Wars" trilogy movies, Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker was all but absent in the previously released trailers for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The movie also showed him in just a single scene, with absolutely no dialogue whatsoever. That is about to change however as the upcoming new installment in the sequel trilogy, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," will reportedly be featuring some of Hamill's best work to date.
After the original trilogy had concluded, Hamill hasn't really been in any big name movies. He has however found success in his voice acting career with several animated television shows and movies under his belt. However, new reports have revealed that "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" will apparently showcase just how much talent Hamill still has despite his old age.
According to Screen Rant, the movie's director, J. J. Abrams, apparently thinks that Hamill's performance in the upcoming movie is so good that it is deserving of an Oscar award. The director recently appeared in an interview with NY Daily News and expressed just how amazed he was at Hamill's performance in the upcoming "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."
Abrams mentioned in the interview that fans would likely be very upset if Hamill would not receive an Oscar award. That is of course a very big proclamation by the director, but fans would likely have to judge for themselves when the movie finally arrives in December.
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is the second installment in the "Star War" sequel trilogy following "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The movie will see the return of the previous movie's original stars including Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac. Fisher was fortunately able to finish all her scenes before she passed away late last year. The movie is revealed to jump right into the events following the end of the previous installment.