The Star Wars movies are some of the most successful productions ever made, and the actors who starred in them will always be associated with the characters they played. However, not all of them were so happy about it. Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, was a bit skeptical about returning for the seventh movie in the franchise. However, it was Han Solo the one who convinced him to do it.
When the seventh movie in the Star Wars series, the Force Awakens, has been announced, everybody got extremely excited. However, this wasn’t the case for Mark Hamill, as he actually spent some time deciding if he really wants to be back in the series to play his iconic character Luke Skywalker.
He admitted that he got really scared when George Lucas told him about the plans for a new trilogy. Therefore, he barely accepted the role in the seventh movie, and much bigger action awaits him in the eighth one, The Last Jedi.
Hamill was finally persuaded to join the old Star Wars cast in the new trilogy
Hamill thought that bringing the original characters back to life wasn’t going to be successful, and said nobody wanted to see the old versions of Luke, Leia, and Han Solo. However, Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia, was extremely excited at the prospect, and agreed to return to the movie.
Hamill thought he still had a chance with Harrison Ford, as he was convinced Han Solo wasn’t up to it. However, his amazement knew no limits when even Ford agreed to return to the franchise. This left Luke with no other choice, as he didn’t want to be the one who spoiled the iconic trio.
He couldn’t have afforded to piss off an entire world of geeks, so he took the major decision – he returned to the Star Wars movies. Only after did he find out how small a spot he was given in the seventh movie, but worry not, geeks worldwide. He is going to return with a lot of force in The Last Jedi.
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