Make Canoe my Homepage

Mark Hamill in talks for role in new ‘Star Wars’ film

- February 20th, 2013

luke skywalker

Last week, reports surfaced that Harrison Ford is set to reprise his iconic role as Han Solo in Disney’s new Star Wars film.

Now comes word that Mark Hamill is in talks to reprise his role as Luke Skywalker.

“They’re talking to us,” Hamill said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “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.”

Hamill, 61, said he hopes everyone from the original series returns. “I want to make sure that everybody’s on board here, rather than just one.”

He thinks the new films will deal with Skywalker and Solo’s children.

“My character would be sort of in the Obi-Wan range [as] an influential character,” he said.

The veteran actor also gave his stamp of approval on Disney’s planned spinoffs involving Boba Fett and a young Han Solo.

“That’s really smart,” he told ET. “Then you’re more like James Bond pictures, where they come out and it’s not an investment of a three-movie arc.”

Disney’s new Star Wars film will hit theatres in 2015 and will be directed by J.J. Abrams.

So, are you happy that Hamill might return, or will his involvement screw up the relaunch of the franchise? Let us know in the comments.

Subscribe to the post

5 comments

  1. Chucker | February 20, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Mark Hamill to Disney: Am I available for the next Star Wars trilogy? Let me check my calendar. Well, I am tied up for a weekend in a dinner theatre production at a charity casino in North Dakota but after that I appear to be all clear for the next nine years.

  2. James | February 21, 2013 at 8:26 am

    @ Chucker…. lolololol. You nailed it there.
    The new series needs Luke, but I’m less psyched to see Hamill back in the role than Ford as Solo. There’s a reason Mark didn’t score any gigs bigger than Millennium after the original trilogy. And it’s the same reason why they shouldn’t bring him back. He’s an awful actor. Recast Skywalker!

  3. Mickey | February 21, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Star wars was never known for it’s high calibre of acting . It’s an expensive 50′s style serial. Hamill is familiar to fans of the series, no harm in letting him reprise his role as Luke Skywalker.

  4. KolosOnline | February 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    To be fair, Mark Hamill has been quite successful as a voice actor… Harrison Ford was the only one to really do anything.

  5. Oiler | March 20, 2013 at 8:23 am

    lets face it ” we’re” talking means he is holding out for the best possible payday, its the only one he is gonna have and he’s trying to make it count. As mentioned he is a terrible actor and has done allmost nothing since.
    Hayden Christiansen will be next one we are talking about that wants in :) Another terrible actor ..
    at least we have consistensy in the casting in Star wars… The casting director continues the tradition of putting terrible Main actors in Star Wars movies …
    To bed we cant have more of Peter Cushing and Sir Alec Guiness.

Leave a comment

 characters available