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Friday
Jun062014

How Mark Hamill Is Preparing for "Star Wars: Episode VII"

David Roark/Disney Parks via Getty Images(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Star Wars star Mark Hamill channeled his inner Luke Skywalker while at Disneyworld with his family on Thursday, posing with a Jedi version of Mickey Mouse.

"Personal pal o'mine...a giant amongst rodents! #SWW2014" Hamill tweeted.

The actor, 62, will be at the Florida theme park for Star Wars Weekend from Friday until Sunday. However, his work is really just beginning: He's also preparing to shoot scenes for the new Episode VII film, hitting theaters next year.

"I've altered my diet. I’ve started working out. There’s that," he told the Orlando Sentinel. "But on the film itself: I toured the departments, I’ve looked at wardrobe, and I saw the creature shop. I went around and met all the cast people, saw the technicians working on some new things."

And while he said it was "wonderful" to re-unite with his former co-stars Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford, Hamill added that he didn't expect to. He also never thought he'd step into Skywalker's shoes again.

"In my mind, there was a beginning, and a middle and an end for me and my association with George [Lucas]’s trilogy," he said. "It was firmly in the past. When the prequels came out, I watched from a distance, but I was totally fine."


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