The Child’s Play Reboot comes out this weekend, and one of the biggest hooks for the film (besides the return of Chucky) is that Mark Hamill will be providing the voice of everyone’s favorite killer doll. Fandango had the chance to talk to Hamill about the role, and they had him try out impressions for characters that aren’t his.
The bit starts at 2:40:
What’s also cool in the video is that Hamill admits that the characters he’s been asked to voice have usually been sinister and creepy guys. When it comes to Chucky though, Hamill describes that the character doesn’t have his own agency, and he’s somehow just doing all these things in a misplaced sense of pleasing his kid Andy. Hamill apparently did the voice so differently that even his own wife forgot he was playing the character.
With the movie being a reboot, a lot of things have been changed to the story to make it more contemporary. For one, the movie has dropped the supernatural element and has made Chucky a high-tech toy on the loose. What’s more, it looks like the movie is trying to pull a Stranger Things and have Andy team up with a bunch of other kids to go up against the killer doll. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like it makes the movie easier to watch.
After moving to a new city, young Andy Barclay receives a special present from his mother -- a seemingly innocent Buddi doll that becomes his best friend. When the doll suddenly takes on a life of its own, Andy unites with other neighborhood children to stop the sinister toy from wreaking bloody havoc
Child’s Play hits theaters June 21.