Mark Hamill named as global guest of honour for St. Patrick's Festival

Danny Woods
March 14, 2018

Moderated by Vanity Fair's Joanna Robinson, Johnson came out on stage - with trusty camera in hand - to a roar of applause as they talked about his work from Brick to Breaking Bad.

After Luke's run-in with the First Order on the red salt planet, Hamill said he told Johnson that Luke should brush off his shoulder twice like a former USA president has been known to do.

The pair discussed "The Director and the Jedi", a behind-the-scenes documentary about the latest installment of Star Wars, with Vanity Fair's Joanna Robinson. While speaking on a panel at SXSW, Hamill said former President Barack Obama influenced the "dirt off your shoulder" movement. Find out how to get the Star Wars: The Last Jedi music-only cut below. It could be that this was simply done to entertain the cast and crew but it would have been nice to see more of the weird species in The Last Jedi-especially if they were dancing.

Given that this is Star Wars we're talking about here, though, did you really expect otherwise? He said: 'It's a conversation - and in this case it's a very intense conversation.

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"You are with me through thick and thin and the highs and the lows and everywhere in between".

Heroic Hollywood delve into The Director and the Jedi and learn that Hamill wanted Luke to stay alive until Episode IX. And so even though he disagreed with Johnson, he still put all his faith in him and delivered the best performance he could. "Myths are meant to help us understand the most hard transitions in life". Hamill replied, "He's always right". And Mark Hamill is not wrong when he tells Frank Oz that the puppeteer has not aged in the span of three decades.

Johnson revealed the new version of the Star Wars movie at South by Southwest during a Facebook Live Q&A session to promote the movie's release on Amazon Prime Video.

Also during the hour-long chat, Johnson looked back on how he got his start as a filmmaker, beginning with his family financing his first film, 2005 indie Brick. "So you can watch it like a silent film just with John's score".

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