Mark Hamill previews Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Hollywood star Mark Hamill has revealed 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is "about the new generation of characters"

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Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is "about the new generation of characters".

Mark Hamill, 63, starred as Luke Skywalker in the 1977 film 'Star Wars' and its two sequels, 'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi' - and he's given fans of the franchise an idea of what they can expect from the much-anticipated new film.

He said: "This is about the new generation of characters; I think that's the most important thing. It's the opening act of a whole new approach to the storytelling.

"So I never thought that the stories would be - first of all, I never thought I'd be involved in it again, period. And then when George Lucas said that they wanted to do more, I rightly assumed that it wouldn't be our story, because we had a beginning, a middle, and an end."

Mark appeared in the original film alongside the likes of Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, both of whom are returning for the new movie, and he admits to being nervous about returning to 'Star Wars'.

He told Yahoo Movies: "I'm one of those people where I just think, 'Keep me out of it. I'll ruin it, I'm sure!' I'll show up and just ruin the whole thing."

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 136 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
  • UK release: 17 December 2015

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.

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