Mark Hamill On Where He Thinks Luke Skywalker Would Fit Into ‘Star Wars’ Episode VII
It has already been pretty much confirmed that Harrison Ford will be returning for Star Wars Episode VII and Mark Hamill has recently confirmed he i in talks, but should Disney decide to bring Luke Skywalker back into the film series Hamill has a couple of suggestions.
In a recent interview, which was published at Comingsoon.net the actor gave some thoughts on what he thinks Luke would be up to and where he’d fit into the new film series.
“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.’
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 also expressed his view that the new film should perhaps be a little less reliant on CGI and try to mix and match between CGI and Models.
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.’”
Lets hope that J.J. Abrams is taking notes and can find a place for Luke Skywalker in the new film trilogy.
I know one thing for sure. If Disney look at some of the novels set after Return Of The Jedi. There is plenty of material there for them to play with.
Written By: Ian Cullen
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