Star Wars: Mark Hamill thinks ‘Star Wars fatigue’ is real


Do you believe in Star Wars fatigue? Mark Hamill does. In fact, the actor says he’s felt it himself.

Is there such a thing as Star Wars fatigue?

Mark Hamill thinks so. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter – where the guy is trying to promote Knightfall and all anyone wants to talk about is a galaxy far, far away – Hamill is was asked about “fatigue.”

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Turns out, Luke Skywalker thinks it’s a real thing.

"“Yes,” Hamill said in the Awards Chatter podcast. “I’m not gonna tell them how to run their business, but is there a possibility of ‘Star Wars fatigue’? Yeah, I think there is. I’ve experienced it, to a certain degree. But they never listen to my ideas anyway, so who needs them?”"

Fatigue has been bandied about for a little while when movies were coming out every year. First, The Force Awakens then Rogue One followed by The Last Jedi and Solo.

Solo didn’t perform well – by Disney’s standards at the box office – and many people speculated as to the cause.

Star Wars fatigue became the go-to reason.

Were there just too many movies coming out? Maybe. But here’s the thing, it’s not going away any time soon.

While the path hasn’t been set after Episode IX, there is still so much yet to come with Disney’s upcoming streaming service. We’ll have The Mandalorian and season seven of The Clone Wars, followed by the untitled Cassian Andor live-action series.

But fatigue could be a real thing if the actor who helped make the franchise a household name has had too much of it. Because it’s one thing to be a fan and immerse yourself in a world that you love – and have the option to take a break if it becomes too much.

It’s another thing to be known for being the hero of a franchise and not being allowed to take time off because, well, you are Luke Skywalker.

There is such a thing as Star Wars fatigue and we don’t want to dismiss those feelings. Sometimes there is too much of a good thing and it seems as though Hamill may have hit that. He also has to deal with daily questions and non-stop requests on social media.

Not being able to turn that off could be pretty tiring.

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What do you think of fatigue? Do you think it’s a real thing?