Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Video: Mark Hamill Talks Star Wars Past & Present At The University Of Cambridge

By: Benjamin Hart

Mark Hamill, the man behind Luke Skywalker(and Darth Bane once), is truly a treasured member of the Star Wars family. After just recently stepping into the forefront with his brief but memorable appearance at the end of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, Mark is now out and about chatting about the Wars. While in England for the beginning of production on Star Wars: Episode VIII, he was invited to speak at the Cambridge Union Society at the prestigious University Of Cambridge. During the lengthy discussion Hamill went in depth about his early life, how he came to audition for Star Wars in the first place, and shared some interesting insight into the 1977 film's production. He explains that Luke's surname was actually "Starkiller" and wasn't changed to Skywalker until production was well underway, a change that Mark himself admits he didn't agree with at the time. He also went on to discuss what led him to return to Star Wars in The Force Awakens and even took time to sign a fan's Lightsaber. Mark's insight and wit are always a pleasure to hear, so be sure to check out the video below featuring highlights from the event:

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