Mark Hamill On New Star Wars: "Nothing's Been Decided, Whether We're In Or Out"
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4336:]]It seems an all but given that Mark Hamill and the rest of the original Star Wars characters will be featured in Disney's new Star Wars: Episode VII movie.
However, according to Hamill that's not the case as he says he knows about as much as everyone else.
Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Hamill let it be known that nothing has been decided, and that he only knows what George Lucas first told him, in that they are doing new Star Wars movies, but Hamill also says he didn't know about the Disney deal as well.
I don't have any information that isn't already out there. And I'm in a place where sometimes I forget what's classified and what's not. I said to my son – because my son is really the Star Wars fanatic in my family, of my three kids – I said, "How come you know more about Star Wars than me or even Lucasfilm?" He goes, "Well, Dad, I go to StarWars.com." He knew about the new writer, Michael Arndt, before I knew about that… I'm not holding out on you. I just know that nothing's been decided, whether we're in or out. I was surprised at how George announced it, because he told me about this last summer. Not about Disney, but just that they decided after all these years that they were gonna go do VII, VIII, and IX. We were just shocked. But it's so in the early stages… I thought he announced too early. I don't know what the timing was in terms of the Disney deal. But we don't know what's going on really. And when we do, believe me, we'll let you know! [Laughs.]
There has already been mention of having Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Billy Dee Williams reprise their roles, but in what capacity?
It's thought that they will help usher in a new wave of Star Wars characters led by the children of Luke Skywalker, and possibly Princess Leia's own children as well.
Star Wars Episode VII has a 2015 release date.
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