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Hamill & Fisher approached for Star Wars Episode VII

Written by xaraan on Friday, February 22 2013 and posted in News with Benefits
Hamill & Fisher approached for Star Wars Episode VII

Could Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher reprise their roles for Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in the next Star Wars movie?

Source: Entertainment Tonight

   After the news of Harrison Ford expressing interest in returning to Star Wars (though nothing has been confirmed on that yet), now Mark Hamill told Entertainment Tonight that George Lucas asked if Hamill or Fisher were interested.

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 says he knows next to nothing about what the next movie will entail, saying he learns more from the media about the new trilogy than from Lucasfilm.  He wasn't even aware that Lucas was doing a deal with Disney when he approached them about doing the next trilogy.  He assumes that the movies would be focused on their offspring, with Luke playing more of an Obi-Wan type character.  On his thoughts for returning to the role:

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.

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