Mark Hamill, or Luke Skywalker as most humans know him as, let loose all sorts of Star Wars: Episode VII goodness in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight. He all but confirmed that he, Harrison, and Carrie will return, and that the new trilogy will focus on their children. For claiming that he doesn’t know anything about the project it sure sounds like he knows everything about the project, but he can’t really divulge any details.
Here’s a few of the juicier quotes from his interview with Entertainment Tonight.
Hamill’s descrption of his call with Lucas:
“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.”
Hamill making an educated guess at what the new trilogy will be about:
“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.'”
Hamill’s thoughts on which former cast members should be brought back:
“Another thing I’d want to make sure of is are we going to have the whole gang back? Is Carrie and Harrison and Billy Dee and Tony Daniels, everybody that’s around from the original [returning]? I want to make sure that everybody’s on board here, rather than just one.”
Hamill basically saying that the prequels sucked because of all the CG, and what he doesn’t want to see happen in SW7:
“I said to George 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….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.'”
Personally, I like everything that Mark has said, and if their is a Star Wars God I hope it ensures some of his visions come true. Let us know what you think about the Hamill interview by dropping a few comments on us down below. You’ve been wishing this new trilogy doesn’t suck Bantha poodoo…
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