Yesterday, Star Wars legend Mark Hamill teased a major announcement coming fans way – and everyone was sent into a frenzy wondering whether the actor would drop news about Star Wars: Episode IX. Now, Hamill's dropped the big news – unfortunately, it has nothing to do with the third and final installment in Lucasfilm's sequel trilogy. The announcement does have to do with another popular franchise though.
Word has just come out that Hamill is voicing the killer doll Chucky in Orion and Metro Goldwyn Meyer's upcoming Child's Play reboot (via Deadline), a role that the actor's fans will definitely celebrate. Aside from his role as a Jedi Knight in Lucasfilm's galaxy far, far away, Hamill also works as a celebrated voice actor, lending his vocals to major roles like the Joker in the Batman: The Animated Series and as Firelord Ozai in the critically acclaimed Nickelodeon series, Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Now, Hamill is voicing Chucky, taking his place alongside actors and actreses like Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, and Brian Tyree Henry in the highly anticipated horror reboot.
While previous films' narratives have featured Chucky as a voodoo curse gone wrong, the new Chucky movie will give the doll a 21st-century origin story, turning it into malfunctioning artificial intelligence.
This is an interesting twist to the film, something which changes the entire mood of the reboot. Fortunately, we're pretty sure that Chucky is going to retain its horror elements, especially with Hamill to do the voice of the doll.
Child's Play makes its way to cinemas June 21, 2019.