Still almost a year out, rumors continue to swirl practically every day regarding “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with a big one claiming to spoil much of the film’s plot details earlier this week.
Out doing press for “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” actor Mark Hamill spoke with The Los Angeles Times about fan anticipation for the film and actually asked fans to cool their jets a bit or otherwise risk disappointment:
“I wish people would just relax. We’re not trying to play games with people. We just want to maximize their experience at the movies where it should be seen and not have it leaked over the Internet. Believe me, it will be here before you know it.
Forget about it, that’s my advice. Look forward to all the summer movies. I’m telling you, it’s just a movie. These people that build it up in their minds like it’s going to be the second coming of, I don’t know what – they’re bound to be disappointed. It’s exciting from the standpoint that it’s the first of the movies in that universe that’s conceived and directed by the fan generation. We’ve never had that before.
Now, Larry Kasdan is one of the old-timers like us, but the captain of the ship is J.J. Abrams and he was a fan of the series, which I find very interesting. They’re going to have an input into how things are done in a way that was impossible in the more autonomous period of George (Lucas)’s reign. I hope it’s a hit.”
He goes on to say the new trilogy is “really about the new generation” rather than the original “Star Wars” cast members like himself, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.