Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill says that Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens is about the 'new generation of character.'

Hamill is set to reprise his role of Luke Skywalker alongside Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher as Han Solo and Princess Leia, but there are a whole host of new characters and actors on board.

And while Hamill on board the new project, he never thought that he would get the opportunity to return the iconic role of Luke Skywalker.

Speaking to Yahoo Movies, the actor 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."

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens is already one of the most anticipated films of 2015, but it won't be due to hit the big screen until December of next year.

While there are some familiar faces on board, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, and Lupita Nyong'o are some of the exciting new actors on board.

The movie will see J.J. Abrams take over the director's chair for the first time in the first Star Wars movie to be released since Disney bought LucasFilm.

As for Hamill, we are also going to be seeing the actor in Minkow, and Kingsman: The Secret Service next year. The latter will see the actor team up with actor Matthew Vaughn.

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens is released 18th December 2015.

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