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Samuel L. Jackson says Mark Hamill and Ewan McGregor have not joined Star Wars: Episode VII

11.19.2013by:

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII continues to dominate the rumor mill as expected for a movie this big. But, every new story and rumor seems to contradict the previous things we thought were a certainty. At one point we all thought it was a lock for Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford to reprise their roles from the original trilogy but now it sounds like at least one of them may not be a definite.

Bear in mind the source of this information is Samuel L. Jackson. While the man is a STAR WARS veteran who has lobbied to return as the deceased Jedi master Mace Windu, he is not exactly someone we would expect to have information on a project as guarded as STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. Nonetheless, Jackson shared what he knows during a recent appearance on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN.

Now, I don't take Samuel L. Jackson for a liar, but I also doubt he would share news about STAR WARS: EPISODE VII without permission from J.J. Abrams or Disney, especially if he wants back in the franchise. I trust that meeting with Mark Hamill while filming THE SECRET SERVICE for Matthew Vaughn would yield some STAR WARS talk, but would it be casually revealed on a talk show like this?

What we can assume is that even if Hamill and Ewan McGregor have not been contacted by Abrams yet, it doesn't mean they won't be. Logic dictates that a film as massive as STAR WARS: EPISODE VII needs to have the cast in place in advance of filming, but we don't even have a completed script at this point. Casting calls for the leads are going on around the world so the process of casting is very much fluid.

The casting of Ewan McGregor as a ghost in the film was always a rumor at best, but I would genuinely be sad if Luke Skywalker doesn't come back into the plot. Maybe he will be introduced in EPISODE VIII instead? Only time will tell.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII is slated to open on December 18, 2015.

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2:14PM on 11/20/2013
I wouldn't read much into this. Mark Hamill is probably sworn to secrecy, so he either made up that he hadn't heard anything, or Sam Jackson is just having fun throwing rumors out. That said, I suspect the original cast won't be locked until they get a chance to actually read the script, which isn't finished yet. But that's just a matter of time.
I wouldn't read much into this. Mark Hamill is probably sworn to secrecy, so he either made up that he hadn't heard anything, or Sam Jackson is just having fun throwing rumors out. That said, I suspect the original cast won't be locked until they get a chance to actually read the script, which isn't finished yet. But that's just a matter of time.
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1:17PM on 11/20/2013
I hope he's not right. I would LOVE to see the entire cast back again.
I hope he's not right. I would LOVE to see the entire cast back again.
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9:10PM on 11/19/2013
wow..just shut up...Even though I think Sammuel L. Jackson is a great actor..he shouldnt be the person telling off Star Wars rumors..dude you were lucky to be in the new trilogy and you did well...leave it alone.
wow..just shut up...Even though I think Sammuel L. Jackson is a great actor..he shouldnt be the person telling off Star Wars rumors..dude you were lucky to be in the new trilogy and you did well...leave it alone.
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11:46PM on 11/22/2013
I don't even understand how "I haven't heard from Abrams yet" is even a rumor or something he shouldn't be saying. So what they haven't heard from Abrams! As far as we know, *nobody* has heard from Abrams! That's not a rumor, that's not even information! It's literally an absense of information!
I don't even understand how "I haven't heard from Abrams yet" is even a rumor or something he shouldn't be saying. So what they haven't heard from Abrams! As far as we know, *nobody* has heard from Abrams! That's not a rumor, that's not even information! It's literally an absense of information!
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5:48PM on 11/19/2013
I love Sam Jackson, but he's trolling out rumors because he's bitter and not involved in the project. His character (Mace) is dead, and he wishes he could be part of the franchise again. He sounds jealous...pure and simple. I can't speak for Ewan Mcgregor, but Mark Hamill has been seen with Kathleen Kennedy on three separate occasions over the last 8 weeks. Trust me, Hamill (Skywalker) will be in the movie, we obviously don't know if he'll have an actual role or just a cameo, but he's gonna be
I love Sam Jackson, but he's trolling out rumors because he's bitter and not involved in the project. His character (Mace) is dead, and he wishes he could be part of the franchise again. He sounds jealous...pure and simple. I can't speak for Ewan Mcgregor, but Mark Hamill has been seen with Kathleen Kennedy on three separate occasions over the last 8 weeks. Trust me, Hamill (Skywalker) will be in the movie, we obviously don't know if he'll have an actual role or just a cameo, but he's gonna be in there. I'm 95% sure Jackson has no idea what he's talking about when it comes to Star Wars rumors.
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3:57PM on 11/19/2013
While I don't need to see Obi-Wan come back, I wouldn't be opposed if they did ask McGregor to return, as he did a good job filling in for the late Alec Guinness. Jackson, on the other hand, felt like a distracting presence (even though I dug his purple light saber).
While I don't need to see Obi-Wan come back, I wouldn't be opposed if they did ask McGregor to return, as he did a good job filling in for the late Alec Guinness. Jackson, on the other hand, felt like a distracting presence (even though I dug his purple light saber).
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3:53PM on 11/19/2013

be smart....

Don't trust anything sam jackson has to say about star wars and I hope they are smart and leave anything prequel out of the new star wars
Don't trust anything sam jackson has to say about star wars and I hope they are smart and leave anything prequel out of the new star wars
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3:53PM on 11/19/2013

Ewan McGregor??

I love the guy but . . . Why!?!?

In other news Jar Jar Binks was on Conan last night and said he was unsure if Jake Lloyd was going to return or not. Take it with a grain of salt.
I love the guy but . . . Why!?!?

In other news Jar Jar Binks was on Conan last night and said he was unsure if Jake Lloyd was going to return or not. Take it with a grain of salt.
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8:50PM on 11/19/2013
"Meesa have veeeery reliable source, okey-dey?"
"Meesa have veeeery reliable source, okey-dey?"
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3:44PM on 11/19/2013
Personally, I'd be pissed if Ewan McGregor is in the movie. For one thing, I don't accept the Prequels as canon and secondly, it just wouldn't make sense.
Personally, I'd be pissed if Ewan McGregor is in the movie. For one thing, I don't accept the Prequels as canon and secondly, it just wouldn't make sense.
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3:14PM on 11/19/2013
Why the hell would McGregor be in the new trilogy again?
Why the hell would McGregor be in the new trilogy again?
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3:00PM on 11/19/2013
This movie is ALL OVER the place in regards to everything. At this rate, I am taking everything as a rumor and not believing anything until it's confirmed.
This movie is ALL OVER the place in regards to everything. At this rate, I am taking everything as a rumor and not believing anything until it's confirmed.
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