After all the success of the Star Wars series, Mark Hamill came down to earth in 1978, so to speak, and immediately starred in Corvette Summer, which has turned into a cult favorite, especially among Corvette enthusiasts.
This week, Hamill was again in the news with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, director J.J. Abrams, and several young actors as plans were announced for Star Wars Episode VII, with Hamill, Ford, and Fisher reprising their roles from the original 1977 blockbuster as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia, respectively.
“We are so excited to finally share the cast of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ ” director J.J. Abrams told CNN. “It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”
Fans of that flick have long wished for a sequel. With the stars lining up for a Star Wars repeat, could the time also be right for Corvette Summer Again now?
Writes James Tate with Moviepilot.com: “This secret get-together of Hamill, Potts and Bonaduce, unlike the STAR WARS event held only a few hours earlier… and providing a chance for Hamill to actually headline as opposed to making what will probably be, in the case of the new STAR WARS, a mere cameo… garnered no newsworthy attention or concern by any cinema media outlets, and you heard it hear (sic) first, folks…”
Guess we’ll just have to wait and see … and hope. Maybe the force will be with the Corvette this summer once more.
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