Star Wars Episode 7: Hamill wary about Skywalker role

With news that Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford will all be reprising their roles in Star Wars Episode 7 we are still unsure about how big their parts will be, and what direction this next film will take as the first part of a new trilogy. It seems like it is not just the fans showing concern about this upcoming film as Hamill discusses his worries about the Skywalker role.

In a recent Q&A session with Mark Hamill he mentions a meeting he had with both Fisher and George Lucas where he informed them about new Star Wars movies in the pipeline. In addition, he also confirms he had discussions with Kathleen Kennedy and emphasised the importance of not going into full-CGI with the new trilogy.

His comments will be endearing to fans who share the same sentiment and Collider document his hopes and expectations for the new films. He mentions how his meeting with Lucas went, and how it didn’t take Fisher long to tell him she’s in, although he also goes on to say that he has no issues with CGI but doesn’t want the next film to make viewers feel that a green-screen has been used.

In an around about way, he basically confirmed that both Fisher and Ford are both on-board for Episode 7 although he has not spoken to Ford personally about this. Hamill states that he has not read a script or met up with J.J. Abrams yet and understands his busy schedule at the moment with Star Trek Into Darkness, but he imagines that the roles of Han, Luke, and Leia will be similar to that of Obi-Wan in the original films.

He acknowledges his age within the film and feels that it is now time for younger cast members to be involved in all the heavy action parts, but also highlights his hesitation about revisiting the franchise with concerns that great Star Wars memories could be damaged. In the same aspect he also concedes that it is a project which he couldn’t miss out on.

As a long-time Star Wars enthusiast I was never a big fan of Hamill and Fisher and felt that their acting skills were not among the elite, but these comments from Hamill seem refreshing and honest and you can’t help but get the feeling his is also a big fan that wants the next trilogy to do the franchise justice.

Do Hamill’s concerns give you more confidence about the future of Star Wars?

  • SGHB1138

    If you’re a long-time Star Wars fan you’ll be aware that green screen was used in the first three films.

    • tylerbrainerd

      @SGHB1138 The point is that the audience shouldn’t be aware of it. The green screen effects in the original trilogy are minimal, and mostly not noticeable unless you’re going out of your way to look at it. The prequels are all very obviously green screen.

      • Leatheryman

        @tylerbrainerd  @SGHB1138 “The prequels are all very obviously green screen.” That’s your opinion. Much like the comment on Hamill’s and Fisher’s acting abilities.. a personal opinion, though obviously not as popular with old school buffs who like to discredit the prequels anyway imaginable at any given opportunity, usually without real merit. A popular pastime among many, who would just go against the grain of mainstream, because it’s the “cooler” option.I find constant amusement in reading criticism of set pieces, props and models from the prequels looking “too CGI”, when they were quite often built, hand crafted items with the finest details, even being destroyed via pyrotechnics just like the classic films. Honestly, I could care less if the chancellor’s office suite, or even the vast city backdrop view from it, is CGI or a matte painting with stop motion greeblies flying around. The end result is the product of many hours of conceptual design and applied talents.For many, the prequels are a visual feast and much admired and appreciated for that fact. Continuing the idea and feel of Star Wars and showing us the “rest of the universe” we were previously unable to experience. That, I’m sure in time, fans will learn to be thankful for.

        • Jamesrandy67895

          @Leatheryman  @tylerbrainerd  @SGHB1138

        • Jamesrandy67895

          @Leatheryman  @tylerbrainerd  @SGHB1138 There was almost nothing built for the prequels. Every single scene used almost entirely green screen, just because Lucas is such a lazy ahole and wanted to direct from a computer screen. The movies look horrible and are horrible as a result (along with the terrrible scripts). Noone is thankful for that.

  • Kungfucious

    I agree with some of the scenes in the prequel trilogy looking too reliant on CGI, but as has been stated in other posts most people just jumped on the hate bandwagon for the new trilogy because it was the cool thing to do and they hated them because they werent the origonal trilogy. I found the story of the prequel trilogy superior to the originals in every way. People complained about Mark Hammils acting just like they complained about Hayden Christians acting. I loved all 6 movies. Haters gonna hate

  • Caroline Pires

    The new best of all is Mark Hamill back as Luke. Mark is wonderful, without him there aren’t Star Wars (first trilogy and of course continuation). I hope Mark will be in all three films in this new trilogy and as main character. Age don’t care.