Mark Hamill Confirms He’s Probably Coming Back for Those New Star Wars Movies, Too


Mark Hamill as Luke SkywalkerI like me some Mark Hamill. His “Simpsons” appearance is still one of the best eps of that show’s what, 50-year run? Hilarious stuff.

Of course, with a bunch of new “Star Wars” movies on their way (not just the three new films in an all-new trilogy starting with “Episode 7″, but even more “Star Wars” goodness in terms of stand-alone movies), there’s a very good chance Mark Hamill will be dusting off that robe (or is it the black outfit?) to play Luke Skywalker again.

With Harrison Ford already in talks to return as an older Han Solo, what about Hamill? According to the actor, currently out promoting his gangster flick “Sushi Girl”, he’s talking to Lucasfilm, too, and it’s looking very likely that he, along with Ford and Carrie Fisher, will be returning along with the new “Star Wars” movies.

Hamill tells ET Online:

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. It’s just so unexpected… They’re talking to us. George [Lucas] wanted to know whether we’d be interested. He did say that if we didn’t want to do it, they wouldn’t cast another actor in our parts – they would write us out. … I can tell you right away that we haven’t signed any contracts. We’re in the stage where they want us to go in and meet with Michael Arndt, who is the writer, and Kathleen Kennedy, who is going to run Lucasfilm. Both have had meetings set that were postponed — on their end, not mine. They’re more busy than I am.

I’m sure the deals that need to get made will get done, and we’ll see Luke, Leia, and Han Solo back in action on the big screen wielding lightsabers and blasters again. At this point, with all three actors still around and more than capable (and willing) to slip back into their old roles, it would be thinkable not to bring them back.

So what is Hamill hoping to see in the new movies? He has some thoughts:

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.’

Hah. That’s a good one.

Hamill also gives his thoughts on a lot of things, including the standalone movies, so head over to ET Online to read the rest of it.

Meanwhile, here’s a look at Hamill’s “Sushi Gir”, currently available on DVD/Blu-ray:

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    • Liam

      No one has seen “MARK HAMMEL” because he doesn’t exist.
      Mark Hamill, on the other hand (Seriously, it’s ON THE PAGE. How can you misspell it when it’s ON THE PAGE YOU ARE COMMENTING ON) I hope he comes back and does a good job.

      • TTime

        Who gives a fuck if he misspelled it we all know what he’s trying to say ya dick

        • Liam

          Who gives a fuck? Pretty much every educator in the country, you illiterate knuckle-dragger.

          • Nix

            That’s enough of that now. Stick to the topic.

          • imrickjames

            Thank you, I love this site because it is one of the last places (if not the last) on the internet where this sort of stuff doesn’t happen. Let’s keep it that way.

          • Dedpool

            Yeah man, to quote Sweet Brown, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”

  • Lexavi80

    I want Mark Hamill back!! And Harrison Ford!! And Carrie Fisher!!!!

    I do, I really do. I really need some sort of continuity here, so to bring the original trinity back is a no brainer… BUT… They will have to be part of the story, not the central story. Follow me?

    I want Luke, Han and Leia back, but as support characters. Although it excites me the fact of seeing Luke wielding his green lightsaber again, I honestly don’t think Mark Hamill have the physicality to play a full powered Jedi anymore.

    So, bring the original cast back, but make they’re kids to be the main characters.

  • Brad

    Let us also not forget that Mark Hamill has voiced the Joker in a variety of different incarnations for the last twenty-one years, as well. Can’t wait to see him back as Luke in “Episode VII,” though.