Luke Skywalker Actor Mark Hamill Approached For New Star Wars

02/21/2013
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Mark Hamill, who portrayed Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, has confirmed that he is in talks to be in Star Wars Episode 7.

"They're talking to us," he told 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..."

But it isn't a done deal, he continued "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."

He then shared his thoughts about the tone he would like to see in the new films and admitted he has no idea about the plot of the upcoming film. "I probably learn more from Entertainment Tonight than I do directly from Lucasfilm like for instance, when George told us he wanted to do the next trilogy, he didn't tell us it was going to be done for Disney. He saved that little nugget, and I read it online like anybody else."

"I said to George that I wanted to go back to the way it was, in the sense that ours was much more carefree and lighthearted and humorous in my opinion, anyway. And 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. I guess I'll have to tune into your show to figure out who's on board."

But he does make some guesses about the storyline for his character, read about that here.

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