Third Star Wars Trilogy: Mark Hamill Talks Star Wars Episodes 7, 8, & 9
Mark Hamill Talks Star Wars Epis. 7, 8, & 9 (Coming Soon!)
This past Wednesday, ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to attend Lucasfilm and Fox Home Entertainment’s roll-out of the “Star Wars Trilogy” DVD set (Coming Sept. 21st.) One of the surprise guests at the event was Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill. He ended up being one of the highlights of the presentation as he enthusiastically recalled humorous anecdotes about the making of the original films, working with Kevin Smith, seeing TROOPS for the first time, and more.
However, his comments towards the end about Episodes 7, 8, and 9 really got everyone’s attention. Mark told those in attendance what Lucas told him the third trilogy would be about. Hamill also went into detail about Lucas’ original plans for those films, when they would be made, and more. Plus, Lucasfilm’s Jim Ward confirmed that a “Star Wars” TV series is on the way in the near future (though he didn’t say when it would be set).
There’s a link to the audio file of Hamill’s remarks. I had always presumed that the sequel trilogy would be forthcoming, although, given the mediocrity of Episodes I and II, my enthusiasm is much lower than it might otherwise have been.