Mark Hamill Says ‘The Mandalorian’ Is the Smartest Way Forward for Star Wars

When “The Mandalorian” debuted on Disney+ last fall to strong buzz among “Star Wars” fans, it was a much-needed victory for the space franchise after the rocky receptions of “Solo” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The reaction to “Star Wars” movies has only gotten more dire in the months since “The Mandalorian” premiered, as “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” opened last December to some of the worst reviews in the franchise’s history.

With the Skywalker saga over and “The Clone Wars” wrapped up, “The Mandalorian” is now the lynchpin of “Star Wars” and, for many fans, the biggest beacon of hope for the franchise’s future.

According to Mark Hamill, “Star Wars” is just where it needs to be with “The Mandalorian” at its center.“I think they have a wonderful advantage on ‘The Mandalorian’ in that it’s economical storytelling,” Hamill said to Entertainment Weekly.


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