Mark Hamill over ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

Het nieuws over Star Wars lijkt niet te stoppen. Sinds Disney Lucasarts opkocht werd er al een video getoond met daarin George Lucas en Kathleen Kennedy en het nieuws dat de nieuwe Trilogy ook een volledig origineel verhaal zou worden.

Nu spreekt de acteur Mark Hammill (Luke Skywalker uit de originele Star Wars Trilogy) zich uit over de grote aankondiging en is blijkbaar niet echt geschrokken daar hij al van vorige jaar, en eveneens ook de Princess Leia actrice Carrie Fisher,  op de hoogte was van de nieuwe plannen.

De reactie van Hamill ging als volgt:

“I thought he was going to talk about either his retirement or the Star Wars TV series that I’ve heard about — which I don’t think we were going to be involved in anyway, because that takes place between the prequels and the ones we were in and, if Luke were in them, he’d be anywhere from a toddler to a teenager so they’d get an age-appropriate actor — or the 3-D releases. So when he said, ‘We decided we’re going to do Episodes VII, VIII, and IX,’ I was just gobsmacked. ‘What? Are you nuts?!'”

En hij gaat verder:

“I can see both sides of it. Because in a way, there was a beginning, a middle, and an end and we all lived happily ever after and that’s the way it should be — and it’s great that people have fond memories, if they do have fond memories. But on the other hand, there’s this ravenous desire on the part of the true believers to have more and more and more material. It’s one of those things: people either just don’t care for it or are passionate about it. I guess that defines what cult movies are all about. We’ll see. I’m anxious to know what’s going on, but the main story [yesterday] was the sale to Disney. I have mixed feelings about that, but they haven’t done badly by Marvel and the Muppets and Pixar. It’s one of those big decisions that at first seems unusual but then the more you look at it, the more it makes sense.”

Jammer genoeg is er nog steeds niets bekend of Hamill of Fisher al dan niet een kleine rol zullen gaan vertolken in de nieuwte Trilogie. In elk geval, als zij een rol krijgen dan hopen wij ook op Harrison Ford uiteraard…

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