Could you get a better teacher than Mark Hamill?
Although he didn’t seem to be the best teacher in 2017’s polarizing “The Last Jedi,” it looks like the “Star Wars” alum is giving teaching another try by training “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor” star Cameron Monaghan on what it means to be a Jedi.
Mark Hamill Teaches Cameron Monaghan How To Be A Jedi Ahead of ‘Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’ Release
— EA Star Wars (@EAStarWars) April 27, 2023
Just one day before EA officially released the new “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor” video game, they took to Twitter to share a video of Mark Hamill training Cameron Monaghan on how to be a Jedi in a hilarious video.
The video begins with Cameron trying to swing a lightsaber around the studio while Mark looks on. “Remember: Just feel it,” Mark tells him. The video cuts to Cameron hanging upside down as Mark tells him, “You’re on Koboh. The Mogo-Wampa-thing is coming. You’re not scared. Show me focused. Good!”
Jumping back to lightsaber training, Mark tells him, “You’re not playing baseball” before trying a Jedi mind trick on Cameron. “You will take me to the Senator now,” Mark says with a signature Jedi hand wave. Cameron tries to repeat it, but Mark tells him to use “less wrist” in the motion.
‘You Know I Don’t Actually Have The Force, Right?’
— Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) April 27, 2023
After that, Cam picks up his lightsaber again and starts swinging blindfolded as Mark throws handful after handful of popcorn at him. Cameron finally stops, asking, “Mark, you know I don’t actually have the Force, right?”
A droid beeps in the background, to which Mark replied, “BD- says “no excuses.” After Cameron picks up two lightsabers, Mark suddenly seems to take things seriously. “Hold it!” he exclaims. “You get two lightsabers?”
“Well, technically one, but I can split them,” he explains. Mark sighs in aggravation and walks off, huffing, “They never gave me two lightsabers.” At this point, Cameron transforms into Cal Kestis, but the camera pulls back to show Mark actually playing the game.
“Okay, now use your Force powers to pull that sphere,” Cam explains. Mark stops playing and replies, “I really don’t need you to explain the Force to me.”
Mark also shared the video on Twitter, adding, “Not an easy job… but somebody’s got to do it.”
Is Cameron Monaghan About To Get His Own Disney+ Series?
Rumors that Cameron Monaghan are going to get his own Disney+ live-action series have been going on for years. The actor says that, although his priority is focused on the games, he did seem interested in reprising his role for a live-action series in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
I love this character. They’re starting to explore him through other mediums — we have a novel coming up. It’s been really amazing doing it within the video game space because I think games are vastly under-explored and underutilized, and are only really getting their due in this moment — people are looking at games and seeing they’re incredible and moving and significant,” he explained. “So my priority right now is to make sure we have a satisfying arc within the games. What happens or where Star Wars wants to go from there is anybody’s guess, but I can say I love Cal and it’s been a joy finding him over the past few years. So we’ll see.”
That being said, in a separate interview with Entertainment Weekly, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy admitted that she has seen “a lot of chatter online” about the idea but expressed doubt that it would happen in the near future.
Although Kennedy admitted that it “could be really interesting,” she confessed, “It’s not something that’s front and center right at the moment, but what’s interesting in the company that we do is that everybody across all these different lines of business, we all talk to one another.”
“That often doesn’t happen in situations like this, but because so many of the people at Lucasfilm are used to working together, we’re very transparent about what the storytelling is that’s going on — whether it’s in the streaming space or the movie space, or books, animation games, whatever it is,” she continued. “Eventually, it’ll be some kind of immersive entertainment.”
“There are many things we talk about just in terms of how we use technology with ILM inside the company,” Kennedy explained. “So this constant cross-pollination of ideas to determine just exactly what stories move into the movie space, what stories move into the TV space — you never know, because the creative process is very similar in all of those different spaces.”
“And so you don’t have a crystal ball,” she added. “You see what works, and then if it does, you draw from that.”