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Mark Hamill is an American actor, born in Oakland, California, in 1951. He is best known for the role of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film series. He also voices The Joker in the Batman animated series.

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19 Apr, 2015

‘No question’ about reprising role

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Hamill states there was no question that he would reprise his role as Luke Skywalker for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He confirms Fisher will also reprising her role as Princess Leia.

I don’t know if I’m even allowed to tell people I’m in the new movie. What happened was we were at some event that George [Lucas] was at and he asked us through his people to have lunch with him. I said [to my wife, Mary Lou] ‘There’s something big going on,’ and Mary Lou said, ‘Maybe he’s going to do another trilogy.’ And I laughed out loud, because he had specifically told me he would never do another after the prequels…He said, ‘If you don’t wanna be in it we won’t recast, we’ll well write you out.’ I was in a state of shock and tried to keep a poker face. Carrie immediately went, ‘I’m in!’…If I had said no thousands [of fans] would have shown up at my house [like the villagers in Frankenstein.] Not with pitchforks, but lightsabers.