When the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released many fans may have been a little more than disappointed that none of the “OG” Star Wars Trilogy cast were featured.
In a recent interview with Yahoo! Movies, Mark Hamill suggested that fans need to get used to the idea that the aged characters of the original Star Wars Trilogy may not be present in trailers to come.
When asked if he was at all surprised by the lack of any representation of alum from the original trilogy Hamill replied, “Not really”.
Hamill went on to say, “This is about the new generation of characters; I think that’s the most important thing. It’s the opening act of a whole new approach to the storytelling. So I never thought that the stories would be – first of all, I never thought I’d be involved in it again, period. And then when George [Lucas] said that they wanted to do more, I rightly assumed that it wouldn’t be our story, because we had a beginning, a middle, and an end. This must be our offspring and the current generation, with us their lending the kind of support that Peter Cushing and Alec Guinness did in the original. So no, that didn’t surprise me. And I mean, I’m one of those people where I just think, ‘Keep me out of it. I’ll ruin it, I’m sure!’ [Laughs] I’ll show up and just ruin the whole thing.”
While Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher may be involved in the first film of this new trilogy, the degree to which they will all be involved in the other two movies is yet to be determined. If any or all of the three survive until the credits roll, only then we can speculate about their futures in the next two movies.