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Mark Hamill On Pleasing Hardcore ‘Star Wars’ Fans And More


Mark Hamill sat down with the crew from the Orlando Sentinel to discuss his work in the upcoming Star Wars films and his worries about pleasing hardcore fans.

Here are a few excerpts from the full article, which you can read here.

Why the chance to reprise Luke Skywalker in Episode VII was an offer he couldn’t refuse:

“Look, I’m aware that a lot of people don’t care one way or another, but for the UPFs – the ultra passionate fans – they would come after me like the angry townspeople with torches in the old Frankenstein pictures. I would have a lot to answer for if I didn’t at least try to make the effort. It’s not like I had a choice. I feel like I was called up for service by the Selective Service.”

On Fandom:

…“I haven’t seen those movies since they were in movie theaters. I don’t watch them on home theater or DVD. There are people who are far more expert in it than I am. They know more, way more, about them than I do, and they care more. … You don’t have to love them, but I am surprised sometimes at how vehemently they get if they’re not satisfied, which is scary. I have this feeling that no matter what we do there’s going to be a faction that really is disappointed. You just can’t live up to that. Any kind of reunion type endeavor, whatever it is … you can never go home again.”


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