Mark Hamill in talks for 'Star Wars: Episode VII' role
As the Star Wars rumors come flooding in, a lot of fans wonder what an entry in the series would be like without a Skywalker present. In hopes to bringing the franchise back to its roots, we may not have to wonder much longer.
It's still up in the air what the story in Star Wars: Episode VII will be about or which characters it will even focus on. Will it borrow at all from the novels or be its own thing with whole new characters? If the latest words from Mark Hamill are any indication, we may see Luke back in action in a role very reminiscent to Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original trilogy.
Mark Hamill spoke with ETOnline.com in regards to potentially appearing in the new trilogy. He starts off by saying, "They're talking to us." This would be in reference to himself as well as fellow Star Wars co-stars Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.
Thankfully, Lucas has the good sense not to recast these characters. It would only make sense considering the look of Luke, Han, and Leia are so iconic and connected to their respective actors.
(from left to right) Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, and Harrison Ford as Han Solo
Although Hamill claims to know nothing about the working script, he gives his own two cents on what he'd like to see.
In other words, let's try and recreate the magic from the original trilogy and step away from long political scenes and Jar Jar Binks (ugh). It's good to hear Mark speak rather openly about it and much nicer than I would have.
He continues with what kind of role Luke could be playing in the new movies.
"A friend in me you have!"
That doesn't sound so bad! Well... the lonely old hermit thing sucks for Luke but the direction of the story is something I could get behind. It makes sense bring aboard younger actors to drive the story but having Mark and the gang there to "pass the torch" sort to speak would do well for the old school fans. It can then follow along a similar type of story arc in which everyone can appreciate.
Mark gives one more interesting note on his opinion of using CGI over props.
Hey, Lucasfilm! Listen to this man! He knows how this should be done! Hell, I'm ready to write "Hamill" on the director's chair right now at this point.
"Step aside, Georgie boy!"
Let us know what you think of what Mark Hamill had to say in the comments below!