That disturbance in the Force you sense is legions of Star Wars fans trembling in anticipation.
That’s because EW can exclusively announce that Mark Hamill will be a special guest in attendance at Star Wars Celebration VI, the largest convention on the planet for fans of that Galaxy Far, Far Away, during the weekend of August 23-26 in Orlando. “At Celebration, it feels like family,” says Hamill, who previously appeared on stage with George Lucas and Carrie Fisher at Celebration V in 2010. “There was so much love in the room for all of the characters, for the movies, for the Empire that George has built. I really felt at home.”
At that event, Hamill introduced an alternate opening to Return of the Jedi. This time around, Lucasfilm is guarding details like a Hutt clutching his stash of spice, but it is confirmed that the man forever known to fans as Luke Skywalker will participate in a “stage show.” EW caught up with Hamill about the 35th anniversary of Star Wars, how he’s seen fandom — and his own relationship to Luke — change during that time, how he wanted to return to the role of Luke Skywalker in a fourth Star Wars film, and what he thought when he heard that George Lucas is retiring. Check out his full Q&A, plus some exclusive art that’s been created for the fest, after the break. READ FULL STORY »