Mark Hamill Reveals He's Voicing Chucky in Child's Play Remake: 'We're Gonna Have Some Fun'
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill is taking on another iconic character in Chucky
Chucky is going to have a very familiar voice when he hits the big screen this summer.
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill revealed in a video posted to his Twitter on Saturday that he will be voicing the murderous doll when the new Child’s Play remake hits theaters on June 21. The video first played during the film’s panel at WonderCon over the weekend, with Hamill addressing the crowd of fans.
“Hello WonderCon, it’s Mark Hamill here. And if you’re wondering who’s going to voice Chucky in the new Child’s Play, you’re looking at him,” Hamill says in the video. “I can’t wait to bring such an iconic character to life and present him in a way you’ve never seen him before. Child’s Play this summer, we’re gonna have some fun. And remember: he’s more than just a toy, he’s your best friend.”
Child’s Play producer Seth Grahame-Smith said that it was always their goal to get Hamill on board, according to Entertainment Weekly.
“We asked, thinking there was no way it would ever happen and he said, ‘Yes.’ He was the first choice, a big swing, and it just happened,” Grahame-Smith said.
Aside from being a household name for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, Hamill has also gained praise and notoriety for voicing The Joker in Batman: The Animated Series.
The first trailer for Chucky’s terrifying return dropped in March, with Aubrey Plaza getting the short end of the stick. The 34-year-old actress plays a well-meaning mother who buys her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) a Buddi doll. But things quickly start to go downhill when the doll turns out to be a psycho serial killer.
The movie comes 30 years after the original by the same name made its debut in 1988 and reimagines Chucky’s origin story, much like the way 2017’s It gave new life to an old and terrifying character.
Child’s Play, also starring Atlanta’s Bryan Tyree Henry as a detective investigating the murders, hits theaters June 21.