“Star Wars” legend Mark Hamill recently explained why he didn’t return for the recent “Lego Star Wars Holiday Special.”
What’s going on?
- The episode included moments with Rey, Finn, Poe, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine and, yes, Luke Skywalker.
- But Luke Skywalker was voiced by Eric Bauza and not Mark Hamill, who has done voice-over work before in animated series and has even voiced Luke in three other “LEGO Star Wars” titles.
Mark Hamill’s reasons:
“I did not play the voice of Luke in the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special because:
A) I didn’t want to risk tarnishing the legendary status of the original.
B) They didn’t ask me to.”
I did not play the voice of Luke in the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special because:— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 1, 2020
A) I didn't want to risk tarnishing the legendary status of the original.
B) They didn't ask me to.#TrueStory https://t.co/rlQgwJODem
The special included former “Star Wars” alums reprising their roles from live action and animated productions. Here’s a rundown of who did return.
- Kelly Marie Tran (who plays Rose Tico).
- Billy Dee Williams (who plays Lando Calrissian).
- Anthony Daniels (who plays C-3PO).
- Matt Lanter (who voices Anakin Skywalker in “The Clone Wars”).
- Tom Kane (who voices Yoda, Qui-Gon Jinn in “The Clone Wars”).
- James Arnold Taylor (who voices Obi-Wan Kenobi in “The Clone Wars”).
- Dee Bradley Baker (who voices clone troopers in “The Clone Wars”).
Eric Bauza has also voiced Luke Skywalker in a number of projects over the years, according to CinemaBlend. He voiced the characters in “The Yoda Chronicles,” “Droid Tales” and “The Freemaker Adventures.”