Mark Hamill Misses Comic-Con And Had To Grow A Beard

HamillThe BBC has a terrific video interview with Mark Hamill from last night's London premier of Guardians of the Galaxy. Hamill of course is over in London filming Star Wars: Episode VII.

When asked about his feelings on returning to the Star Wars franchise: "It was certainly unexpected — I already had a beginning, middle and end, I never thought we'd come back. To go on to those sets that evoked so many memories, it is just astonishing."

When asked about Harrison Ford's accident (Hamill was not there at the time): "It was really terrible, but I hear he's doing really well. It will take more than that to stop Harrison Ford!"

When asked if he was surprised to be brought back: "I thought even if they did a third trilogy, we wouldn't be involved, because it is really about the new generation of characters. We are just there to lend our support and grow contractually obligated beards."

When asked about the new actors and if they asked him for any advice: "They are so talented. They are all so diverse — there are people I recognize like Andy Serkis, and new people that I've never seen before, like Daisy Ridley. But they are so good. I'm thinking of asking them for advice; I don't want to give any myself!"

And finally, when asked about missing Comic-Con: "It's one of the first Con's I've missed in years. I'm a comic book nerd myself so I miss all you guys! Hopefully I'll be back next year."

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.