Two weeks after its release online and in theaters, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser continues to make headlines as the most watched trailer with over 100 million views. Though star Mark Hamill is not seen reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker in this first footage, he did have a very emotional reaction to the event, and has comments on the outpouring of love from fans.
2015 will be a busy year for the actor, with a prominent role in not only Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but also the comic book adaptation Kingsman: The Secret Service. And earlier this week, it was revealed that he will return to his role as DC villain The Trickster for The CW's The Flash. Not to mention that he lends his voice to next week's anticipated Christmas special Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas. But its Luke Skywalker's return that has fans most excited. Speaking with IGN about everyone's reaction to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer, Mark Hamill responds:
"I'll tell you, the most moving aspect of them releasing that trailer was watching [a video] of other people watching it. My daughter put it on for me. It was all these people watching the trailer. Sometimes you get sort of isolated and disconnected because I don't really follow it as closely as, say, [my son] Nathan does, but to see those people that thrilled, it was moving to me."
About the movie itself, Mark Hamill is still not allowed to talk about any plot details or reveal the true fate of Luke Skywalker. He did, however, comment on his dislike for spoilers:
I'm one of those people that... I like being surprised. I don't want to read spoilers and I hate it when I go see a trailer and you see this thing and you go, "Gee, that's pretty much the whole movie." They set up the premise, they show the conflict, they show partial resolution. The only thing they don't show is the end credits. Where's the thrill in that?"
Mark Hamill did allow himself a few words for the new cast members, stating:
John Boyega is just wonderful and Daisy, I just think the world of and Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac and Andy Serkis. This is in very, very good hands. I'm vicariously very proud of them even though I have no justification for being able to be proud!