Mark Hamill Confirms He’s Returning for “Star Wars VII”
Original Luke Skywalker would make at least a small cameo in J.J. Abrams’ new film
Harrison Ford is already on board for a cameo in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming “Star Wars: Episode VII” and, if everything goes well, Mark Hamill will also be returning. The actor himself has confirmed that he’s in talks with the studio bosses right now to make this happen.In a new interview cited by Yahoo!, Hamill reveals that George Lucas had told him of his plans to sell the “Star Wars” franchise with LucasFilm long before the acquisition was made public.
Also then, he assured him that he would still have a spot on the franchise, should he want it. Lucas also offered Hamill the alternative of killing off his character if he didn’t want to return.
“They're talking to us. George 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,” Hamill says.
“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,” the actor adds.
As for the old Luke could be included in the new film, Hamill believes “Episode VII” will most likely tell the story of a new generation, born from the old. Luke is probably “living out in some kind of desert igloo with a couple of robots,” he jokes.