For two years ...
Mark Hamill kept a secret he learned in Orlando.
"Star Wars" mastermind George Lucas
had invited Hamill and Carrie Fisher to
lunch and asked them to reprise their roles of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia
in a planned "Star Wars Episode VII." Hamill and Fisher were in Florida in 2012
for another fan event, Celebration VI, when they lunched with Lucas. Fisher was
onboard immediately for the film, Hamill said.
Hamill was shocked, the 62-year-old actor recalled this week. "The idea that he
would say, 'We want to do VII, VIII, IX' was the farthest thing from my mind."
Now, with "Star Wars" fever surging following the film's casting announcement,
Hamill will make his first trip to Star Wars Weekends, an annual fan event that
kicked off at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Hamill came to Central Florida for the
fourth weekend of the event.
features Star Wars actors and other creative talents who
take part in meet-and-greet sessions and Hollywood-style motorcades.