‘Star Wars: Episode 7’: Mark Hamill Talks What's Next For Star Wars
The next Star Wars movie – Star Wars: Episode 7 – will have Mark Hamill in it, although how much remains unclear. Hamill, who will always and forever Luke Skywalker except when he's The Joker, dropped some tantalizing tid bits about the upcoming film at Entertainment Weekly's Capetown Film Fest.
As far as a new Star Wars movie is concerned, Entertainment Weekly reports he says: “I’ve only had one creative meeting about the new films, but I do remember saying: ‘We’ve got to find a proper balance between CGI and old-school models.’ I want to have a more organic look so that we don’t get into Roger Rabbit territory.”
Hamill reveals Lucas always had ambitious plans for the films. "He was talking about how, originally, it was four trilogies of twelve [movies],” says Hamill. “But he cobbled it down to three trilogies of nine. I said, ‘Why are we starting in the middle?’ He said, ‘Well, um, this trilogy is the most commercial.”
Hamill, however, stuck to the fact that he still doesn’t know how the new trilogy will work out, and that he’s in the same state as that of the millions of Star Wars fans.
When one of the audience members told him that they hoped to see Luke as a true Jedi Master in the new films, similar to Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda, he replied that he would like nothing better than a Luke, according to IGN.“Heavy on the Jedi mind tricks, less on the lightsaber duels. That one in Empire nearly killed me!”
George Lucas, previously in 1980 and 1982, mentioned that Episode 7 would be set roughly 20 years after the end of Return of the Jedi.