Although the J.J. Abrams-directed film is held under tight wraps, they may not have to wait too long for those details. It looks like Mark Hamill may have blurted out some plot details in an interview with ETonline in February 2013.
“I’m assuming, because I haven’t talked to the writers, that these movies would be about our offspring — like my character would be sort of in the Obi-Wan range [as] an influential character. … When I found out [while making the original trilogy] that ultimate good news/bad news joke – the good news is there’s a real attractive, hot girl in the universe; the bad news is she’s your sister – I thought, ‘Well, I’m going to wind up like Sir Alec [Guinness]. I’m going to be a lonely old hermit living out in some kind of desert igloo with a couple of robots.'”
— Yahoo Movies UK (@YahooMoviesUK) April 30, 2014
Hamill said he hopes the new film will remain “old school” and maintain some of its original look.
“I said to George [Lucas] that I wanted to go back to the way it was, in the sense that ours was much more carefree and lighthearted and humorous – in my opinion, anyway. … I hope they find the right balance of CGI with practical effects. I love props, I love models, miniatures, matte paintings — I’m sort of old school. I think if you go too far in the direction of CGI it winds up looking like just a giant a video game, and that’s unfortunate. … If they listen to me at all, it’ll be, ‘Lighten up and go retro with the way it looks,'” said Hamill.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 30, 2014
It was exciting news for Star Wars fans Tuesday with the announcement that Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher will reprise their roles of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa. Other original cast members Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker will join the trio in the film as Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2.
— Screen Rant (@screenrant) April 30, 2014
Hamill said he was thrilled to be returning to the Star Wars franchise.
“It’s all very, very exciting and so unexpected; I think that’s the quality I like about it most – it’s like getting a pair of pants out of the closet you haven’t worn in three years and finding a $20 bill in the pocket,” he said.
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