Mark Hamill: Returning For Star Wars: Episode VII?

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For the latest movie news, turn to Mark Hamill himself apparently.

The last Jedi standing recently opened up to ET about his possible return to Star Wars in Episode VII, and weighed in on many other topics regarding the film.

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
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Hamill says there aren't any deals in place for himself, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford returning to Star Wars yet, but Lucasfilm is negotiating with them.

"They're talking to us," Hamill said, and they have for some time.

"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."

"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."

"They want us to meet Kathleen Kennedy, who is going to run Lucasfilm. Both have had meetings that were postponed - on their end, not mine. They're more busy than I am."

What does Hamill, now 61, think Star Wars: Episode VII holds for Luke Skywalker, the character he made iconic more than three decades ago?

"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."

"[Luke would be] an older, influential character."

"When I found out [while making the original trilogy] the ultimate good news/bad news joke - the good news is there's a real attractive, hot girl in the universe. The bad news is she's your sister - I thought, 'Well, I'm going to wind up like Sir Alec [Guinness]. I'm going to be a lonely old hermit living out in some kind of desert igloo with a couple of robots.'"

He also has some reservations about returning without his costars, and about the new trilogy and any Star Wars spinoffs being too reliant on CGI.

"Another thing I'd want to make sure of is are we going to have the whole gang back? Is Carrie and Harrison and Billy Dee and Tony Daniels, everybody that's around?"

"I want to make sure everybody's on board here, rather than just one."

"I also said to George that I wanted to go back to the way it was, in the sense that ours was much more carefree and lighthearted and humorous."

"In my opinion, anyway... I hope they find the right balance of CGI with practical effects. I love props, I love models, miniatures, matte paintings Ģ¬ I'm sort of old school."

"I think if you go too far it winds up looking like just a giant a video game, and that's unfortunateā€¦. If they listen to me, I'd say, 'Lighten up and go retro with the way it looks.'"

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