Yesterday’s surprise announcement that the Walt Disney Corporation was acquiring LucasFilm was enough to render a Tauntaun lifeless. But then, moments later, when Disney CEO Bob Iger and the newly appointed president of LucasFilm, Kathleen Kennedy, announced there would be a new Star Wars film in 2015, fan boys and girls across the Internet lost their collective minds. When Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker himself, gave his thoughts on the acquisition, you could tell from his response that there might possibly be a role for him in the new Star Wars film.
In an interview with EW.com, Hamill talks about his general surprise about the Disney/LucasFilm news and the promise of more Star Wars movies. Here’s what he had to say:
In a way, there was a beginning, a middle, and an end and we all lived happily ever after and that’s the way it should be—and it’s great that people have fond memories, if they do have fond memories. But on the other hand, there’s this ravenous desire on the part of the true believers to have more and more and more material. It’s one of those things: people either just don’t care for it or are passionate about it.