Why Mark Hamill Doesn't Want A Role In Guardians Of The Galaxy Franchise

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Sometimes just one space franchise is enough. Mark Hamill is famous for his role as Luke Skywalker is the massively successful and popular Star Wars franchise, but recent news indicated that he might be interested in joining another cosmic series: Guardians of the Galaxy. It certainly helped that Hamill is next door neighbors with director James Gunn, and fans got even more excited when the two of them had dinner together. Alas, it sounds like Hamill is okay with just remaining a fan of the Guardians, and recently explained why he was okay with sitting this one out.

So, I like the movies, They're fine. But I'm happy to be in the audience, there's a lot less pressure. That's why I like Solo and Rogue One so much. There was 100% less Hamill, so I didn't have any sort of anxiety. I could just be in the audience, it was great.

Earlier this year, a fan reached out to James Gunn to request that Mark Hamill receive a role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Instead of just ignoring a tweet that he probably gets all the time, Gunn actually responded and revealed that he and Hamill live next door to each other and could talk it out over a cup of coffee. Then Mark Hamill sent Twitter into a tizzy when he responded to the conversation, calling himself an "unemployed actor." Gunn and Hamill then seemed to legitimately set up a time to meet, leaving fans excited that Mark Hamill might join the MCU.

As it turns out, the two of them did end up having dinner, but they didn't talk about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 at all. On the red carpet of the Saturn Awards, Collider asked Mark Hamill what the two of them discussed, and Hamill stated that Vol. 3 wasn't on the menu that night. However, it sounds like that's totally fine with Hamill, who would prefer to be a member of the audience. It's a lot more relaxing to just enjoy the movie, rather than bite your nails every time you come on screen.

Well, Hamill might not be in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after all, but it's not like the guy is lacking in franchises. Luke Skywalker might have met his end in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but there's always the chance that he appears as a Force ghost in Episode IX. Obviously, that would be a big spoiler so no one has come out and said that but anything is possible!

Not too much is known about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 at this point, but stick with CinemaBlend and we'll keep you updated on the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

Matt Wood

Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.