New ‘Star Wars’ Reportedly About Middle-Aged Luke, Mark Hamill Comments

The internet has seen few news days like those in the wake of the “Star Wars: Episode VII” news. Everyone everywhere was talking about Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm, the continuation of the saga, and where we would go from here.

With the fact of “Episode VII” out in the world, any word about what is in the purported treatments that Lucas drew up for the new trilogy became an extremely hot commodity.

Our first word story-wise may have just come from Dale Pollock, a George Lucas biographer, who claims to have read the outlines. Pollock told The Wrap that the next three installments concerned a 30- or 40-year-old Luke Skywalker and were the most thrilling of the series.

If the next installments do concern young—or not so young—Skywalker, we’d want to hear from the man himself. Thankfully, Entertainment Weekly got in touch with Mark Hamill to discuss the news.

Apparently, Hamill and Carrie Fisher found out about the new trilogy a while ago. “Oh my gosh, what a shock that was! I had no idea that George was going to sell to Disney until I read it online like everybody else,” Hamill said. “He did tell us last summer about wanting to go on and do [Episodes] VII, VIII, and IX, and that [newly appointed Lucasfilm president] Kathleen Kennedy would be doing them. He seems to be in a really good place. He’s really happy.”

Hamill didn’t comment on whether he’d be appearing the new films, so we’ll have to wait and see how this story develops.

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