But he says no meetings have taken place yet…
Mark Hamill has revealed he is in talks to return to Star Wars.
Hamill starred as Luke Skywalker alongside Carrie Fisher‘s Princess Leia and Harrison Ford‘s Han Solo in the original trilogy of Star Wars films that came out between 1977 and 1983.
Ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm in October and announced plans to revive the franchise, rumours have spread suggesting they could come back. It was even reported over the weekend (February 18) that Ford has already signed a contract.
Now Hamill has confirmed that the original actors have at least been approached. He told Entertainment Tonight: “They’re talking to us. 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.”
However, Hamill also admitted he has yet to attend a meeting with the key players on the movie. He explained: “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.”
Discussing his possible role in future Star Wars films, Hamill continued: “I’m assuming, because I haven’t talked to the writers, that these movies would be about our offspring – like my character would be sort of in the Obi-Wan range, an influential character.”
The new Star Wars movie is being helmed by JJ Abrams, director of this year’s Star Trek Into Darkness and co-creator of Lost. Disney is aiming for a 2015 release.