Mark Hamill Talks Star Wars Episode 7 and How It’s “Just a Movie”

Mark Hamill Talks Star Wars Episode 7

Mark Hamill recently chatted with the L.A. Times about the genesis of his small role in Kingsman: The Secret Service, his return to The Flash in a familiar role, and work on Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. For the latter he has been sworn to secrecy by the Disney, Lucasfilm and J.J. Abrams modern version of the gestapo, but Hamill does confirm are suspicions about the role that he, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford will play in the film.

In terms of the swelling fan expectations for Episode 7, Hamill believes that some fans are taking their expectations to levels that cannot be serviced and thus they are doomed to be let down when the actual film is released. “Believe me, it will be here before you know it,” Hamill said in regards to The Force Awakens. ” Forget about it, that’s my advice. Look forward to all the summer movies. I’m telling you, it’s just a movie. These people that build it up in their minds like it’s going to be the second coming of, I don’t know what – they’re bound to be disappointed.”

It’s not hard to understand where Hamill is coming from. The Force is strong with this film, the first in the Star Wars franchise not controlled by George Lucas, so obviously there’s an aura of mystery and anticipation building up around it. He’s right; at the end of the day it’s just a movie and will be best enjoyed if you don’t go in expecting the greatest movie every made.

Hamill makes it known that although the core players from the original Star Wars trilogy are in The Force Awakens, the film is ultimately about the new generation of characters. “The same when they were planning this third set of stories,” Hamill added. “I would have been completely OK with it not including us, but I do think having the original cast members there gives it a sense of continuity and scope. But mind you, it’s really about the new generation, it’s not about us.”

Expect the next official Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer to debut around the time of the next Star Wars Celebration in late April and the debut of the Avengers: Age of Ultron film in early May.

Read the full Mark Hamill interview at the L.A. Times.

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