Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: Zac Efron Talks About His Masturbation Techniques In 'The Interview' Segment With James Franco Watch: Zac Efron Talks About His Masturbation Techniques In 'The Interview' Segment With James Franco First Look Images: Patrick Stewart As A Neo-Nazi In 'Blue Ruin' Director Jeremy Saulnier's 'Green Room' & More First Look Images: Patrick Stewart As A Neo-Nazi In 'Blue Ruin' Director Jeremy Saulnier's 'Green Room' & More Watch: Footage From "Sick," Unreleased Marilyn Manson Video, Directed By Eli Roth & Featuring Lana Del Rey Watch: Footage From "Sick," Unreleased Marilyn Manson Video, Directed By Eli Roth & Featuring Lana Del Rey Christopher Nolan Talks 'Interstellar' Twist And Enigmatic Ending Christopher Nolan Talks 'Interstellar' Twist And Enigmatic Ending Review: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1' Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Philip Seymour Hoffman, And More Review: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1' Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Philip Seymour Hoffman, And More Steve McQueen's Next Film Will Be About Paul Robeson Steve McQueen's Next Film Will Be About Paul Robeson Watch: First Trailer For 'The Age Of Adaline' Starring Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn And Harrison Ford Watch: First Trailer For 'The Age Of Adaline' Starring Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn And Harrison Ford Listen Up, Christopher Nolan Defends Sound Mix On 'Interstellar' Listen Up, Christopher Nolan Defends Sound Mix On 'Interstellar' Official Soundtrack Details For Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' Revealed Official Soundtrack Details For Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' Revealed Casting: Shailene Woodley Joins Oliver Stone's Edward Snowden Pic, 'True Detective' Adds Pair & More Casting: Shailene Woodley Joins Oliver Stone's Edward Snowden Pic, 'True Detective' Adds Pair & More Watch: 40-Minute Discovery Channel Special 'The Science Of Interstellar' Narrated By Matthew McConaughey Watch: 40-Minute Discovery Channel Special 'The Science Of Interstellar' Narrated By Matthew McConaughey Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway & More Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway & More 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Will Conclude With A 45-Minute Battle Sequence 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Will Conclude With A 45-Minute Battle Sequence Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Mark Hamill Pokes Fun At The 'Return Of The Jedi', Says Jar Jar Binks Was Supposed To Be Irritating

The Playlist By Joe Cunningham | The Playlist May 9, 2013 at 2:39PM

Mark Hamill will be in J.J. Abrams' “Star Wars: Episode VII,” that much we do know. Quite how much, or what Luke Skywalker will be doing when we meet him next is another thing entirely, but Hamill certainly seems excited about the prospect of returning to a galaxy far, far away. The actor was at the CapeTown Film Fest recently and got talking all things "Star Wars" -- from the original trilogy, to the prequels, to the upcoming trilogy.
1

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill will be in J.J. Abrams' “Star Wars: Episode VII,” that much we do know. Quite how much, or what Luke Skywalker will be doing when we meet him next is another thing entirely, but Hamill certainly seems excited about the prospect of returning to a galaxy far, far away. The actor was at the CapeTown Film Fest recently and got talking all things "Star Wars" -- from the original trilogy, to the prequels, to the upcoming trilogy.

On the three movies that made him famous, Hamill spoke with his tongue firmly in his cheek about 'Return of the Jedi' in particular. Regarding the twist at the end of the tale that Leia is actually Luke’s sister, Hamill suggested as an alternative: “Why not have Boba Fett remove his helmet, shake out some beautiful hair, and…Oh my god, it’s mom! She’s been a double agent all these years!” 

He also spoke about how he thought Luke was going to go dark in that particular installment, and he also defended the changes that George Lucas has made to the films over the years in various special editions, with his son Nathan apparently being one of the detractors. “He’ll say, ‘Oh my god, Dad, Greedo shoots first now!’ I’ll say, ‘Wait, wait, wait. Let’s put this in perspective: Who cares?’ ” Erm, that would be the people who will essentially be paying your wages in this new trilogy Mr. Hamill, so tread carefully.

That prompted Hamill to also launch into a defense of the prequel trilogy, proving that they’re not quite universally despised. “Jar Jar was supposed to be irritating! He’s irritating to the other characters in the movie!,”  he said. “Those aren’t sorta the movies [my son] wanted them to be, they’re exactly the movies they wanted to make, and I’m not gonna criticize them at all.” What he did concede though was that there would have to be a different approach towards the balance of CGI and traditional effects in the new movies, which will please fans who found the prequels too CGI-heavy. “We’ve got to find a proper balance between CGI and old-school models.’ I want to have a more organic look so that we don’t get into 'Roger Rabbit' territory,” he said, prompting cheers from the audience.

And on the topic of the new trilogy, Hamill of course didn’t divulge any new details but he did voice his approval at one fan’s desire to see him as a Jedi master this time. Hamill said he’d love Luke to be “heavy on the Jedi mind tricks, less on the lightsaber duels. That one in ‘Empire’ nearly killed me.” We think Hamill might just get his wish on that front too with the younger cast surely set to do most of the action…although can you really keep a lightsaber out of Luke Skywalker’s hands for a whole movie? [EW/Yahoo]

This article is related to: Mark Hamill, Star Wars, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi , Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates