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Published On: Fri, Jun 6th, 2014

Mark Hamill talks ‘Star Wars Episode VII,’ the fandom, cast and Disney

During the popular Star Wars weekend in Disney theme parks, star Mark Hamill discussed the new film, returning with the old cast and his feelings on the fandom, old films and the sale to Disney.

return-of-the-jedi-obi-wan-luke-skywalker photo“I’ve altered my diet. I’ve started working out. There’s that,” Hamill tells Orlando Sentinel when speaking preparation for the new film: Star Wars Episode VII.

But on the film itself: I toured the departments, I’ve looked at wardrobe, and I saw the creature shop. I went around and met all the cast people, saw the technicians working on some new things.”

Hamill repeated his older comments that the original trilogy was enough for him. “In my mind, there was a beginning, and a middle and an end for me and my association with George’s trilogy. It was firmly in the past.  When the prequels came out, I watched from a distance, but I was totally fine.”

Episode VII joins the original cast: Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew with a whole new cast.

Mark Hamill Luke Skywalker Return of the Jedi“I hadn’t seen Tony Daniels or Carrie [Fisher] or Harrison [Ford] or Peter Mayhew in ages. … It was wonderful to see them again, because I didn’t expect to. Again, this is all so unexpected. It’s like getting out that pair of pants you haven’t worn in five years and finding a 20-dollar bill in the pocket. Oh, this is nice.”

Hamill says he doesn’t watch the old films and is very pleased to be part of the new films and seeing George Lucas pass the franchise over to Disney.

“I think he [George Lucas] really feels a great relief of passing this property into the right hands. I couldn’t be more excited even nominally a part of the Disney family.”

Check out the full coverage from the Sentinel HERE
 
Read Carrie Fisher’s recent comments on the cast and film HERE

The new cast includes John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow.

Star Wars: Episode VII arrives in theaters onDecember 2015.

For more of the top Star Wars stories on The Dispatch click HERE

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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