Hamill Opens Up About Episode 7. Mark Hamill recently spoke to Yahoo Movies and addressed his thoughts on stepping back into the role of Luke Skywalker. When asked if he was surprised that he was not featured in the initial trailer for Episode 7 Hamill stated,
“Not really. This is about the new generation of characters; I think that’s the most important thing. It’s the opening act of a whole new approach to the storytelling. So I never thought that the stories would be – first of all, I never thought I’d be involved in it again, period. And then when George [Lucas] said that they wanted to do more, I rightly assumed that it wouldn’t be our story, because we had a beginning, a middle, and an end. This must be our offspring and the current generation, with us there lending the kind of support that Peter Cushing and Alec Guinness did in the original. So no, that didn’t surprise me. And I mean, I’m one of those people where I just think, “Keep me out of it. I’ll ruin it, I’m sure!” [Laughs] I’ll show up and just ruin the whole thing.”
Hamill also discussed his feelings regarding the curmudgeonly Harrison Ford returning to his iconic role as Han Solo when he said,
“Well, you know, he was someone that was unpredictable. I hadn’t seen him in years; I didn’t know what his feelings were. I know he’s sometimes grown impatient with people that don’t want to focus on what he’s doing currently and want to go stroll down memory lane. God knows, I’m used to that sort of thing. But who knew? And for him to jump back in so enthusiastically, I was delighted. It’s a wonderful character. Everybody loves Han Solo.”
Although Hamill comes across as very humble about his contribution to the next generation of the franchise, The Daily Beast is reporting that information leaked from the recent Sony hack has revealed that 2 of the upcoming Star Wars films will be centered on Luke and Leia storylines.
Is Mark Hamill playing coy or are the upcoming Luke and Leia stories just smoke and mirrors?
Leave your thoughts on Mark Hamill’s comments and role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (and upcoming Star Wars films) below in the comments section. For more Star Wars: The Force Awakens news, visit our Star Wars Page, our Movie News Page, our Movie News Google+ Page, our Movie News Facebook Page and consider subscribing to us by Email, “follow” us on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ or “like” us on Facebook for quick updates.