11/01/2012 08:38 am ET Updated Jan 01, 2013

Mark Hamill On 'Star Wars: Episode VII': Luke Skywalker Knew

Tuesday's news that George Lucas is giving the keys to the Star Wars universe to The Walt Disney Company in a $4.05 billion mega-deal surprised fans around the world, including some famous filmmakers who grew up on the franchise. It even caught a key figure in that universe -- Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill -- by surprise. Reached by EW, Hamill -- who currently does voice work on no fewer than four animated series and will co-star in the upcoming crime thriller Sushi Girl -- shared a few thoughts on where Star Wars and its fabled creator go from here now that Lucas is handing over the reins (and the light sabers and blasters and all the rest) to new custodians and the next generation of filmmakers.

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