While most of us know Mark Hamill as the man who played Luke Skywalker in the previous and current Star Wars movies, fans are also aware that he’s an accomplished voice actor. His work as The Joker on Batman: The Animated Series is a given but he has also lent his vocals on shows like The Regular Show, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and so much more. To the surprise of many, he will also be appearing in Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Fans loved the trailer they got during TGS 2019 but upon further rewatches, fans have picked up on the fact that Hamill is voicing Don Corneo, the man who falls for Cloud’s crossdressing if players get certain answers right. It’s amusing hearing his Joker-like voice on a character like Corneo and it fits like a glove.
I hadn't actually seen the English dub version of the trailer yet and didn't realize that Don Corneo is voiced by freaking Mark Hamill.https://t.co/xM21vs7j4N— Kaylyn Saucedo-????????: the AOC of Anime (@MarzGurl) September 11, 2019
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Hamill work on a Square Enix game. The Star Wars star did voice Master Eraqus for Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep and reprised the role for Kingdom Hearts III, even if it was just for a short while. It’s really cool seeing Hamill appear in Final Fantasy VII Remake and we can only hope that he voices more Square Enix characters in the future.
Seeing the trailer for the first time, Corneo’s voice was distinct but I didn’t pick up on it right away. Thankfully, fan reactions online have made me realize the errors of my ways for not recognizing Hamill from the get-go. He should be a fun Don Corneo, even if the character itself is a disturbing individual who treats women as sex objects.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is coming out on March 3, 2020.