SALT LAKE CITY — Mark Hamill is well known for trolling "Star Wars" fans, particularly about the details of “The Rise of Skywalker.”
What Hamill said: Hamill spoke in part about his role in "Knightfall," a History Channel series about the politics and warfare of the Knights of Templar.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hamill joked that he took on the role in Knightfall as a “challenge,” because “eventually ‘Star Wars’ is going to go away.”
“The Rise of Skywalker” has a Dec. 20 release date, which Hamill says gives him only eight more months to troll fans.
"I love to tease the fans online," Hamill said. "It drives them crazy.”
He added, “I'm sure Disney is not happy about it, but what are they gonna do, fire me? It's too late.”
Hamill reflects on 'Star Wars' role
Hamill spoke more about his role in the “Star Wars” films and how fun they were to film.
“People say, 'What was it like doing those movies?' and we just laughed all day long," Hamill said.
On cast mate Harrison Ford, Hamill said he was “too cool for school” and Hamill had “instant idolization.” Hamill joked that Ford would have made a good director “if he wasn’t so lazy.”
Hamill said of Carrie Fisher, “Carrie was funny and witty and adorable, and we just immediately hit it off. It was perfect.”
Hamill spoke more about the awe he felt being on the set of the “Star Wars” films.
"I'd have this moment of self-awareness: To my right is one of the most venerated actors of the 20th century, Sir Alec Guinness (who played old Obi-Wan Kenobi), to my left is an 8-foot guy in a dog costume wearing headphones," Hamill said.3 comments on this story
Hamill said he didn’t know what the style of the films was until he read the script. “It just hit me. This is more like ‘Wizard of Oz’ than traditional science fiction. Because I mean, ‘2001’ is a stone cold classic. A laugh riot it ain’t.”
“This one was so funny … on a human level,” Hamill added. “I mean we risk our lives to rescue the princess. She takes a look at what we came in and says, ‘You came in that?’ I mean, who says things like that?”
On the prequels, Hamill said, “Leave it to George Lucas to write a script where the robots get better lines than me.”
“The Rise of Skywalker” hits theaters Dec. 20.