Mark Hamill on Star Wars: Episode VII
The man who played Luke Skywalker offers one or two thoughts on JJ Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII...
With Harrison Ford rumoured to be attached to Star Wars: Episode VII, attention continues to turn to which other cast members from the series will appear also. In a recent interview Mark Hamill has been talking about the possibility of him appearing in the new Star Wars movie, and what role Luke Skywalker would potentially play:
“I'm assuming – because I haven't talked to the writers – that these movies would be about our offspring, like my character would sort of be 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.”
He went on to add that “I said to George that I wanted to go back to the way it was, in the sense that ours was a much more carefree and lighthearted and humorous, in my opinion anyway … hope they find the right balance of CGI and 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 video game, and that's unfortunate. If they listen to me at all, I'll be; “Lighten up and go retro with the way it looks.”
Hamill added that he'd been keen to see as many of the old cast back as possible. We wait and see whether he will get his wish. We'll keep you posted as we hear anything more substantive about Star Wars: Episode VII...
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