Mark Hamill

Luke Skywalker’s alter ego — Mark Hamill — is an excellent interview.

Case in point: Speaking to Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub over on Collider and regarding questions about Leia Organa’s role in Star Wars: Episode IX, Hamill spoke eloquently about the possibility of someone else filling the spot of his late friend Carrie Fisher.

Tough Robes to Fill

Mark Hamill: Tough to Recast Leia in Star Wars IX

“We assumed Leia would be more prominent in IX,” Hamill told Weintraub, noting that Fisher’s passing brought the production team back to square one. “I think it would be tough recasting.

“[Carrie Fisher] is so indelibly linked with that character. They’ve already ruled out the idea of computer generating her performance like they did with Peter Cushing [in Rogue One].

“She’s irreplaceable, as far as I am concerned,” he added.

Other Topics

Hamill spoke to several big topics in the Collider interview:

  • His thoughts on Luke being a Force ghost.
  • The possibly of his being in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
  • How the Trumpster came about on Twitter.

Fun stuff all around. Watch the whole interview below and read Weintraub’s intro, here

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