Mark Hamill has admitted that he is in talks to return to Star Wars.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the actor confirmed that plans are in place for him to return in Episode VII as Luke Skywalker.
“They’re talking to us. 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. Both have had meetings set that were postponed — on their end, not mine. They’re more busy than I am.”
Hamill has previously stated that both he and Carrie Fisher had spoken with Lucas about Episode VII, and Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm, well before the official announcement, and also wouldn’t commit to saying that he knew precise details about the script and story for Episode VII, but that his speculations are fairly close to the rumours about the film.
“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.”
Star Wars Episode VII is scheduled to release in 2015.
Source: Entertainment Tonight