Jedi Knight vs. Templar Knight: Mark Hamill Schools Us On His Dueling Warrior Roles

What do the Jedi and the Templar Knights have in common? Knightfall stars Mark Hamill, Tom Cullen, and producer Aaron Helbing help us compare the two groups ahead of season 2.

by | March 25, 2019 | Comments

In the original Star Wars trilogy, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) dreamed of becoming a Jedi Knight (and he finally did in Return of the Jedi). Now, the veteran actor is suiting up again — this time to play a Templar Knight in History’s Knightfall.

The Templar Knights have as much mythology as the Jedis (and perhaps more given that they were, you know, real people). Knightfall explores the Templars’ battles against King Phillip IV of France in the 13th century. While Landry (Tom Cullen) and Talus (Hamill) were not historical figures, they’re the fictional knights leading the charge against Knightfall’s Philip (Ed Stoppard).

Ahead of season 2, Hamill, Cullen, and producer Aaron Helbing all helped Rotten Tomatoes outline the similarities and differences between the fictional Jedi Knights and the real Templars.

Knightfall returns Monday, March 27 at 10 p.m. on History.

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