According to ET Online on Feb. 20, Mark Hamill was approached by George Lucas in regards to his interest in taking on "Star Wars VII". He was indeed generous enough to be open about his involvement in the up and coming sequel.
"It's all very, very exciting and so unexpected," says Hamill. "I think that's the quality I like about it most – it's like getting a pair of pants out of the closet you haven't worn in three years and finding a $20 bill in the pocket. It's just so unexpected".
Age concerns for the "Star Wars" sequel
To Hamill, $20 may seem like a lot of money for a man of his age, but most would understand the analogy he was attempting to demonstrate. Also, it's questionable his memory might be even lapsing these days. So it is indeed up to interpretation that he could forget his lines considering during a Spike TV's 2011 "Video Game Awards" ceremony, he not only forget to tie his shoe, but forgot the whole shoe lace.
Will Hamill be in "Star Wars VII"?
Therein lies the magic questions, Hamill addressed this involvement in the sequel:
"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."
It appears that Hamill has more time to spare than the studios, which could bode well for his eagerness to take on the role. But this would be up the studios to decide.
The 61 year old "Jedi" actor said he knew nothing of the story line that continued beyond him leaving his father for dead on Endor. In fact, he learned about it online just like anyone else. He was aware that Lucas mentioned to him he was saving that for Disney, but that was pretty much all Hamill knew of his intentions.
Spin-offs from "Star Wars" according to Hamill
Hamill even addresses his opinions on the new "Star Wars" spin-offs. He mentions a possible story that would take some character that's completely insignificant to the original movies. For instance, the laughing, but annoying thing with the "beak" that sat next to Jabba the Hutt. That doing a movie involving that creature would be interesting.
Sushi Girl and villain role
Mark Hamill also plays a psychopathic bad guy in his new movie "Sushi Girl" that's now out on DVD and Blue-ray this week. After looking at the photo of his character, one could very well surmise he might not have needed much special effects make-up in this role. It appears all he had to do was just not bathe or even have his hair cut, a viola, a ghastly looking villain. Not unlike Dan Aykroyd's character in "Nothing But Trouble".