Harrison Ford convinced Mark Hamill to return to 'Star Wars'

ANI | Updated: Nov 01, 2017 11:56 IST

Los Angeles [U.S.A], November 1 (ANI): Hollywood veteran Mark Hamill has revealed that Harrison ford was the determining factor in his return to the 'Star Wars' franchise.

In 2015, in a galaxy far-far away, Mark Hamill decided that he did not want to return to 'Star Wars' and only agreed to return after learning that Ford would be reprising the role of Han Solo, reports The New York Times.

In an interview, Hamill said, "I was just really scared. I thought, why mess with it? The idea of catching lightning in a bottle twice was ridiculously remote."

But when Ford agreed to return, Hamill had no bluff left to call and realised that he had to come back as well.

"Can you imagine if I was the only one to say no? I'd be the most hated man in nerd-dom," noted Hamill.

Ford wasn't the only co-star who helped Luke find the Force. Hamill said the late Carrie Fisher once noticed he wasn't talking about his Star Wars past, instead emphasised his theater work.

Fisher told him, "What's your problem? I am Princess Leia. You're Luke Skywalker. Get used to it."

His return came in the form of 2015's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', although he was largely absent for the majority of the film, with his reintroduction coming right at the very end.

The 66-year-old actor will make his full-time return in the upcoming 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', which sees Rey seeking help from Skywalker in the ways of learning the force.

'The Last Jedi' is set to feature a number of returning cast members, including Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), John Boyega (Finn), Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong'o (Maz Kanata), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Andy Serkis (Snoke), Domhnall Gleeson (General Lux) and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia.

While Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran are newcomers who have joined the 'Last Jedi' cast.

The flick is slated to release on December 15. (ANI)