Mark Hamill: Star Wars Episode VII Will Disappoint Fans

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Mark Hamill played the part of Luke Skywalker in the original 1977 Star Wars film, and the movie undeniably defined his career and changed his life.

Having officially joined the cast of Star Wars Episode VII, Hamill will reprise his most famous role for the first time in over 30 years, and it seems he's concerned that modern fans just won't be as enamored with the Jedi from Tatooine.

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"I have this feeling that no matter what we do, there's going to be this faction that's really disappointed," Hamill told The Orlando Sentinel. "You just can't live up to that."

Though he didn't appear in the films, Hamill is probably acutely aware of the mixed reactions spurred by the most recent Star Wars trilogy and he's apparently concerned that the amount of hype surrounding the new slate of movies (which will include "stand-alone" Star Wars films directed by Josh Trank) will be crushed by the weight of Internet expectations:

"The first one no one cared," said Hamill on the topic of pre-release interest from fans. "The second one there was a lot of interest but it was before the Internet..."

"I tell people we're not trying to annoy you or tease you or play some massive game. Basically, the goal is to keep the surprises for the movie instead of spoiling them on the Internet."

Oh, really, Mark? Then why is JJ Abrams posting pics from on board the Millenium Falcon?! Don't lie to us, Skywalker!

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Adam Driver was one of the first to be cast in the long-awaited Star Wars sequel. He's best known for his role on HBO's Girls.

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LOOK AT MARK .. HE'S STARTIN' TO LOOK LIKE SAMMY THE BULL GRAVNAO !!! ARRRRR ,,, THE GLORY DAYS ARE OVER , SPACE BOY.

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