Last week, Latino Review reported that Harrison Ford is officially in talks to be in Star Wars: Episode VII which was initially dismissed as a rumor. Except yesterday Mark Hamill confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that the filmmakers have been reaching out to the original cast because Old Spock was in J.J. Abrams‘ Star Trek so why not do that again? New ideas are hard:
“They’re talking to us,” he reveals. “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.”
More importantly, Mark Hamill made it clear to George Lucas that he’s not repeating the prequel horseshit and wants to be in an honest-to-God movie that isn’t filmed in a giant green screen Thunderdome:
“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.”
Hamill concludes of the next movie, “I hope they find the right balance of CGI with practical effects. I love props, I love models, miniatures, matte paintings — I’m sort of old school. I think if you go too far in the direction of CGI it winds up looking like just a giant a video game, and that’s unfortunate. … If they listen to me at all, it’ll be, ‘Lighten up and go retro with the way it looks.’”
In related news, Disney announced that Old Luke Skywalker will now be played by a CGI duck by using the specific phrasing “humans are overrated” to end George Lucas’ two-day standoff in Cinderella’s castle. Although, authorities were certain his neck-maw would’ve eventually grown hungry forcing him to retreat.