George really should have made a trilogy with the OT cast in the late 80’s/early 90’s. That would have been the second coming. Or not.
I’m not sure Hamill is biting the hand. The youtube videos that attempt to read between the lines of Mark’s public statements are on a level with the people who think The Shining is Kubrick’s confession to faking the Moon landings. 😉
I don’t think Mark wants to be the fandom fringe torch bearer either way.
Mark has been open that this wasn’t what he had in mind for the character, but he’s also been equally as open about how much he likes the film. Convenient how the YouTube videos ignore that. Reading between the lines is accurate because they bring his statements beyond what they’re plainly stating to conclusions that he clearly isn’t making, while in reality Mark has always been nothing but outspoken, honest, and straightforward in his opinions.
Remember when someone posted a video here of him and Rian doing some playful banter and tried to pass it off as them hating each other when it clearly showed the opposite?
I got the impression, that he respects RJ as a creator and director, and accepts that the franchise has moved on, and that this may be the best way forward, even if he had a different vision for Luke’s future. However, he has been very vocal about his reservations towards Luke’s arc in the ST, and that he holds those views to this day. He seems to be very close to George Lucas, and has stated many times, that he regrets, that Lucas is no longer involved, and that Lucas had very different plans for his character. So, I think he accepts the current situation, but I can’t help but get the impression, that he would have preferred a very different outcome.