Lit Why Mark Hamill never worked with SW as the Voice Actor?

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  1. Slowpokeking Jedi Grand Master

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    He is a very awesome VA but never worked with Star Wars again in any game or cartoon show.
  2. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    It's a good question. He doesn't even have to do Luke; he's very versatile. I guess it's just because there's never been any major Star Wars game to star Luke in a major role (that I know of), and I supposed they wouldn't want to bring him on if he wasn't doing Luke.
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  4. Slowpokeking Jedi Grand Master

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    So that's all? I mean he could do more in cartoon and games like many famous VA did, such as Jennifer Hale.
  5. fett 4 Chosen One

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    Actually he did Voice Luke the singing Jedi in the Simpsons
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  6. Ghost Chosen One

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    He probably didn't want his career to become even more defined by Star Wars.
  7. Dawud786 Force Ghost

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    I've no idea why he wasn't in either Jedi Outcast or Jedi Academy. Or the Dark Empire audio dramas, for that matter. Billy Dee did both.
  8. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    In complete seriousness, Mark Hamill is to VA what Harrison Ford is to A. He may just not have had the time when JA et al were in production.
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  9. Dawud786 Force Ghost

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    Probably doing Wing Commander, Spider-Man, BTAS etc.
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  11. Jeff_Ferguson Force Ghost

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    He did Luke in all three radio dramas.
  12. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    Nope, just ANH and TESB. RotJ was Hamill free, unfortunately.

    Anyway, I was half hoping he'd replace Abercrombie as Palpatine. That would have been amazing.
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  13. T-R- Chosen One

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    Do we know if LucasArts even asked him?
  14. Darth_Kiryan Force Ghost

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    he has done Luke Skywalker in a couple of Robot Chicken episodes, but that is it AFAIK (mostly done by someone else)
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  15. Quinnocent-Till-Sith Force Ghost

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    Apparently he was never asked.
  16. Zer0 Jedi Grand Master

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    It is a bit odd, but he probably wasn't interested.
  17. P.Sam Jedi Master

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    We don't know if he would have been interested or not but my understanding is that he was glad to be the VA of the joker in a batman cartoon, why should he refuse to be the voice of a SW character? That doesn't make sens to me. Maybe Lucasfilm thought he was too much of an iconic SW character to voice a lesser one in a cartoon such as TCW for instance. It's not like Anthony Daniel who took back his C3PO character as he always did.
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  18. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Because he was better as the Joker.
  19. Slowpokeking Jedi Grand Master

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    He could play a great old Joker if there is a Batman Beyond movie.
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  21. Slowpokeking Jedi Grand Master

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    I mean real action movie, let him play the Joker rather than just do the voice.
  22. P.Sam Jedi Master

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    That wasn't my point. I know he likes playing the joker (he said it more than once in interviews) but the SW universe is dear to him and I have no doubt that if Lucasfilm proposed to an available Mark Hamill to voice a character in an animated show he would've say yes. But I would be surprised that LF ever did so for the reasons stated above.
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  23. BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost

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  24. kataja Force Ghost

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    I dunno, but I've always had the feeling that Lucas forbidding them to kill Luke and Lucasfilm not using Mark Hamill smelled the same. I think they were saved for the case GL's original plans about the ST would come true after all.
  25. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    Pretty sure the original version is the only available in most places unless you're watching the edited for television version.