Mark Hamill Sports Epic Jedi Beard; Talks STAR WARS VII, Harrison Ford's Accident & More

In a video interview with BBC, the man who'll reprise the iconic role of Luke Skywalker in J.J. Abrams' currently shooting Star Wars: Episode VII chats about returning to the galaxy far far away.

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By Mark Cassidy - 7/24/2014

Speaking to the BBC in London where Star Wars: Episode VII is shooting, Mark Hamill (and his "contractually obligated beard") discuss his return to the iconic role of Luke Skywalker. The actor praises the new cast, and reveals what an unexpected joy it was for him to return to the Star Wars universe. He also reveals that he wasn't on set for Harrison Ford's accident, but he hears he's doing fine. Click on the image below to check out the video interview.
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Nomis - 7/24/2014, 3:21 PM
LOVE THE BEARD! Very Obi-wan Kenobish.

But no video. :(
TheBeard - 7/24/2014, 3:21 PM
Master Jedi Greybeard
KingOnslaught - 7/24/2014, 3:21 PM
omnipotent18 - 7/24/2014, 3:24 PM
The next generations yoda
TheBeard - 7/24/2014, 3:24 PM
Pasto - 7/24/2014, 3:30 PM
Nomis - 7/24/2014, 3:31 PM
WE got video and Mark Hamill is the BEST!
VisionaryNPA - 7/24/2014, 3:32 PM
So this wasn't far off...

McGee - 7/24/2014, 3:39 PM
Nomis - 7/24/2014, 3:39 PM
@ npamusic - NOICE!!!!
Nomis - 7/24/2014, 3:40 PM
@ McGee- LOL!!!! What the what?
CommanderShepard - 7/24/2014, 3:44 PM
Looks great. He shed some pounds and is ready to go!
McGee - 7/24/2014, 3:47 PM
I call it...the Ror Cassidy look.
Mothchild - 7/24/2014, 3:48 PM
Can't wait to see Mark return as Luke. Very cool!
CaptShipwreck - 7/24/2014, 3:50 PM
[frick] YES

diogosanto - 7/24/2014, 3:51 PM
Batman: "There's nothing wrong with you."
Joker: "Nice of you to say, but you of all people should know... there's plenty wrong with me. Take my blood, for example. I wish somebody would - this stuff is killing me!"

DrVenkman - 7/24/2014, 3:51 PM
He's heard Ford is doing ok? Hasn't he seen him?
CuddlyCereal - 7/24/2014, 3:51 PM
I mean this is pretty much what everyone has wanted to see for the past 30 years.
dio - 7/24/2014, 3:52 PM
Thought it was Zack Gallifinakis.
JorL5150 - 7/24/2014, 3:52 PM
What an exciting day for us middle aged nerds.
You virgin idiots have no sense of context for the awesomeness we've been getting here of late.
TheOneAboveAll - 7/24/2014, 3:53 PM
The Jedi Beard is always epic
cmay13 - 7/24/2014, 3:53 PM
random thought somewhat related to this- has joker ever had a beard?
MrCBM - 7/24/2014, 3:53 PM
James Harden beard is better.
WruceBayne - 7/24/2014, 3:56 PM
He's a Sith, just like good ol dad.
TheRedCondom - 7/24/2014, 3:57 PM
UltimateCookie - 7/24/2014, 3:59 PM
I want to see Obi-Wan again. Bring back Ewan McGregor. He was a high point for the prequels.
Bailkurn44 - 7/24/2014, 4:03 PM
CuddlyCereal - 7/24/2014, 4:03 PM

I remember a behind the scenes video where some makeup artist were talking about the three points that make your face distinct from others, and they were freaking out because Ewan McGregor and Alec Guinness' points matched up almost perfectly and how McGregor matched his little nuances flawlessly.
marvel72 - 7/24/2014, 4:03 PM
its gonna be so cool to see the original cast back together again.
hench - 7/24/2014, 4:09 PM
Mark Hamill = coolest actor on the planet. Such a humble and giving guy towards his fans. Really hope he has a good amount of scene time in VII and that he's involved in VIII & IX.
UltimateCookie - 7/24/2014, 4:12 PM
@CuddlyCereal That is awesome and thank you for sharing that with me. Ben and Obi were one and the same!

Jollem - 7/24/2014, 4:12 PM
nice. him look badass
CuddlyCereal - 7/24/2014, 4:15 PM
Here's the video. (I don't know how to post it like you guys do)

Also, Ewan's Uncle played Wedge in the original.
UltimateCookie - 7/24/2014, 4:18 PM

If you don;t mind possible SPOILERS about how Ep. 7 begins then read on

I'm pretty sure he has a decent amount of screen-time considering the rumor floating around that the movie begins with Luke's hand being found holding his lightsaber and someone (unrevealed who) travels to return the lightsaber to it's original owner (Luke)
Gmoney84 - 7/24/2014, 4:18 PM
Looks awesome. I hope he rocks the shit in ep 7. Crazy powerful Jedi type stuff.
Doopie - 7/24/2014, 4:19 PM
Lizo Mzimba has gone from Newsround to interviewing Jedi masters, good for him.

Also epic beard is epic
GrayFox1025 - 7/24/2014, 4:19 PM
@cmay13 - The Joker did have a beard at one point in Kevin Smith's Batman story (I forget which one), though supposedly the colorist [frick]ed up because the Joker's beard ended up solid black, rather than green.
pointman - 7/24/2014, 4:20 PM
I hope I get the same chills I got when I first saw him in 77. He looks great.
fullmetal - 7/24/2014, 4:23 PM
Mark Hamill is the man
darklighter1 - 7/24/2014, 4:28 PM
Chewbacca has not aged well..
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