Mark Hamill Calls on Disney to Slow Down on The 'Star Wars' Projects

Mark Hamill says Disney shouldn't 'oversaturate' it.

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Is there such a thing as too much Star Wars? The franchise's own Luke Skywalker aka Mark Hamill thinks so.

"I will say they should pace themselves because you don't want to oversaturate it," Hamill told CinemaBlend in a recent interview. "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.]"

Disney is doing a lot. Before Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, the production company released six films in 28 years. Now, Disney is already on pace to break that record with five films within three years, including Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and the upcoming films Episode IX and Solo: A Star Wars Story. There's also a "few Star Wars series" in the works for Disney's upcoming streaming platform, according to the company's CEO Bob Iger. Rian Johnson is set to helm one of the series while Game of Thrones' showrunners, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, will create a new trilogy for the franchise.

Although even Hamill admits that the Star Wars is a vast galaxy with countless stories to be told—but he's in favor of standalone films rather than more trilogies.

"Well, there shouldn't be [a limit to the storytelling], as it's a canvas that's so infinite. With the standalone films, they can all have their own identity. Rogue One can be gritty and like a war film ... I'm assuming, I don't know, but I would assume that Solo will be more comedic-ly oriented because he's a rogue, a scoundrel, and a gambler, and a womanizer and all those things," he explained. "So I think the advantage of the standalone films is that they don't have to follow the formula of a trilogy, so they can establish their premise, get it on, get it done and get out leaving the audience wanting more. So there's infinite possibilities."

Either way, we're sure Star Wars' fans don't mind. The more Star Wars, the better.

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