Thanks to his iconic role as Jedi
The reveal came from the actor himself who surprised fans in attendance at the panel presentation for production studio Orion Pictures at
If you’re wondering who’s going to play Chucky in the new Child’s Play, you’re looking at him. I can’t wait to bring such an iconic character to
life,and present him in a way you’ve never seen him before.
Hamill has been a hugely prolific voice actor since he was first introduced to the world in 1977. He’s voiced characters in everything from the aforementioned Batman: The Animated Series to Transformers Prime, Avengers Assemble, Phantom 2040, Dragons: Riders of Berk, Metalocalypse, Avatar: The Last Airbender and much, much more. For Child’s Play though, it will seemingly be the first time he’s voicing a character in a live-action feature film.
The upcoming film is a reboot of the horror franchise that began with the 1988 original. That film told of a vicious serial killer and occultist who is mortally wounded in a shootout with police and manages to transfer his soul into a “Good Guys” children’s doll. The doll is unwittingly bought by a widow for her son, but once in his new home, “Chucky” continues his murderous reign of terror in his doll form. After a reasonably well-received original trilogy, the franchise saw numerous direct-to-video sequels up until 2017, with later instalments becoming increasingly comedic and campy.
The first teaser trailer for the new Child’s Play was released back in February, and while it reveals basically nothing of the murderous doll, we know this will be a “contemporary re-imagining” of the original. Chucky will now be an “Artificial Intelligence human companion”
With this reboot, director Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) and writer Tyler Burton Smith will reportedly be taking the franchise back to its pure horror roots, so expect lots of scares and blood when it releases on 21 June 2019.
Last Updated: April 1, 2019
April 1, 2019 at 08:09
This can totally work. Hamill is a brilliant voice actor.