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Mark Hamill Talks MANDALORIAN, MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE on FALLON

Mark Hamill is never terribly far from the nucleus of nerd culture. Since 1977, he’s been synonymous with Star Wars. After ostensibly bidding goodbye to his longtime screen persona in 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker, Hamill enjoyed one more go as Jedi Luke by way of The Mandalorian. (And some hefty CGI work.) But the galaxy far, far away is just one of Hamill’s geek-friendly homesteads. His newest venture entails providing the crackling voice of Skeletor in the fast-approaching new Masters of the Universe series. On Thursday night, Hamill popped into The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to chat about all of the above. You can watch the discussion—plus a new clip from Masters of the Universe: Revelation—right here.

First, Hamill touched on how surprised he was to be asked back for more Luke work following Star Wars: Episode IX. As he admits, he always assumed they’d involve a younger actor for the role of pre-The Force Awakens-era Luke. (Sebastian Stan, for instance?) But Star Wars has gotten into the habit of utilizing CGI to age down or bring new life to original cast members. Hamill also plugged the forthcoming behind-the-scenes special about his Mandalorian episode, hitting Disney+ on August 13.

An animated Skeletor in Masters of the Universe

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Hamill’s voice talents are well known to anyone who enjoyed Batman: The Animated Series. So his turn as a bombastic villain in Masters of the Universe: Revelation should prove no big shock. On Fallon, Hamill lauded the passion of series creator Kevin Smith, and expressed excitement for the project in general. He ultimately shared a clip, showcasing Skeletor in his purest form: ranting and raving about matters of evil. Apparently, his longtime aspirations have evolved. Skeletor no longer wants to seize the Greyskull castle, but to destroy it entirely. Masters of the Universe: Revelation will hit Netflix on July 23.

Featured Image: The Tonight Show

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