Mark Hamill Finally Talks Star Wars
Trying to find out any information on Mark Hamill’s role in “The Force Awakens” can be about as difficult as trying to find out the truth from a politician, but lucky for us Hamill has finally given his first official interview.
It’s really no secret what role Mark Hamill will be playing when Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18th. The bigger secret is what exactly has happened to Luke Skywalker since we last saw him in “Return of the Jedi” and is he still a jedi or has he gone to the dark side.
You would think Mr. Hamill’s first interview would be with someone like Empire magazine or Total Film, but you would be wrong. Hamill is talking Star Wars with the people over at Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine. In their newest issue due to hit newsstands on December 8th Hamill finally gives his thoughts on the latest installment.
Mr. Hamill doesn’t give a way anything critical in the way of plot or characters, but does give his thoughts on how episode VII will be different.
“I think [THE FORCE AWAKENS] could be every bit as exciting for the audience, but it’s not going to be like it was then, when we’re rattling around in the Death Star, and exchanging quips, and jockeying for the affections of the princess. It’s going to be age appropriate. The story has moved on, and our purpose in the story is different than it was then.”
“It is about setting up the next generation of heroes and villains, but the fact that half a dozen cast members from the originals can be there to place it in some sort of context, to be there for the historical side of things, I think it’s wonderful. Young people can see the progression of the characters. I’m old enough to be Luke’s grandfather now, and that’s a healthy, natural thing for people to see.”
Speaking of being older, Hamill is now the same age that Alec Guinness was when the original Star Wars movie was made.
“Intellectually, I know I’m the same age as Alec Guinness. Emotionally, I’m thinking, “Are you kidding me?!? I still like The Three Stooges and the Rolling Stones. How could I be old?”
Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine will feature three special covers, two of them dealing with Star Wars the third cover is celebrating Flash Gordon’s 35th anniversary. When the issue does hit store shelves you can find out what surprising birthday gift director J.J. Abrams gave him. Plus his opinion on the Star Wars anthologie films, including who would be his first pick for a spin-off movie character.