Following Disney’s Lucasfilm buyout on Tuesday, Star Wars poster boy Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker himself) revealed that he — much like everyone else — was caught completely by surprise when he heard the big news.
“I had no idea that George [Lucas] was going to sell to Disney until I read it online like everybody else,” Hamill told EW. “He did tell us last summer about wanting to go on and do [Episodes] VII, VIII and IX, and that [newly appointed Lucasfilm president]Kathleen Kennedy would be doing them. He seems to be in a really good place. He’s really happy. And that’s nice because I know that when we were making the movies, he was not a jolly guy on set. [Laughs]”