Mark Hamill says it's 'astonishing' to be working on 'Star Wars' again

By Kyle Johnson,

Mark Hamill opened up recently about returning to work on a new Star Wars film, calling it "astonishing," and that it was" fantastic" just to be on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII.

Hamill spoke with BBC News at the Guardians of the Galaxy UK premiere and said, "It was certainly unexpected. I already had a beginning, middle and end. I never thought we'd come back."

He also revealed that co-star Harrison Ford is doing better after breaking his leg. "I was not on set. It was really terrible but I hear he's doing really well. It will take more than that to stop Harrison Ford."

Turning back to discussing Star Wars, Hamill said it was "fantastic" to be involved at all. "To go on to those sets that evoked so many memories. It is just astonishing."

The younger cast also has impressed Hamill who feels like he should be asking them for advice. "I don't want to give any myself!"

Speaking of the cast, despite already filming, the movie continues to add more, including the recent addition of 24: Live Another Day actress Christina Chong. It isn't known yet, naturally, what role she will play in the film.

She joins Hamill, Ford, Carrie Fisher and the younger guns John Boyega, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong'o, Crystal Clarke, Pip Anderson and Daisy Ridley.

Director J.J. Abrams also recently showed off a new vehicle set to appear, which was described as a cross between an X-Wing and a Z-95 Headhunter.

Star Wars: Episode VII is currently slated for a Dec. 18, 2015 release date.

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