Now that we have news that Harrison Ford is returning to the Star Wars franchise, it’s stands to reason to assume that other original trilogy stars such as Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, or Billy Dee Williams would likely pop up as well, as more and more rumors spring up that the new trilogy will focus on the children of the original trilogy’s characters. And now Hamill, a.k.a. Luke Skywalker, has let it slip that he’s set to enter talks with Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy and screenwriter Michael Ardnt to possibly appear in Star Wars: Episode VII.
That is, if he can ever get them to spare him the time:
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 also stated that he would like to see the Star Wars franchise move back to the tone of the originals—“much more carefree and lighthearted and humorous”—as well as see all of the original cast return, not just himself or Ford.
Hamill noted that the films will likely focus on the children of the original trilogy’s characters, and that Luke Skywalker would be an Obi-Wan Kenobi-styled “influential character.”
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