‘Star Wars’ icon Mark Hamill to voice Chucky in ‘Child’s Play’ reboot

Danny Thompson
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LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 19: Mark Hamill attends the Knightfall For Your Consideration Event in Los Angeles on March 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for HISTORY)
LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 19: Mark Hamill attends the Knightfall For Your Consideration Event in Los Angeles on March 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for HISTORY)

Mark Hamill will voice the role of the murderous doll Chucky in a reboot of the cult horror Child’s Play.

The Star Wars icon made the announcement at Wondercon via a short video clip, which he later shared on his Twitter feed.

In the clip, he said: “If you’re wondering who’s going to voice Chucky in the new Child’s Play, you’re looking at him.

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 05: Chucky from Child’s Play merchandise on display during 2017 New York Comic Con – Day 1 on October 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 05: Chucky from Child’s Play merchandise on display during 2017 New York Comic Con – Day 1 on October 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

“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.”

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Thought best known as Luke Skywalker the Star Wars franchise, Hamill is no stranger to voice work. His perhaps best known role in this field is as the Joker in Batman: the Animated Series. He has also voiced Hobgoblin and Wolverine as well as playing Colonel Muska in Studio Ghibli’s Laputa: Castle in the Sky, and Fire Lord Ozai in Avatar: The Last Airbender.

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 30: (L-R) Lars Klevberg, Gabriel Bateman and Aubrey Plaza attend the ‘Child’s Play’ press line during WonderCon 2019 at Anaheim Convention Center on March 30, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Angela Papuga/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 30: (L-R) Lars Klevberg, Gabriel Bateman and Aubrey Plaza attend the ‘Child’s Play’ press line during WonderCon 2019 at Anaheim Convention Center on March 30, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Angela Papuga/Getty Images)

The original Child’s Play, directed by Tom Holland, starred Brad Diourif as serial killer Charles Lee Ray who’s soul possesses a child’s doll. The 1988 film spawned a series of follow-up movies, including Child’s Play 2, Child’s Play 3, Bride of Chucky, Curse of Chucky, Seed of Chucky and Cult of Chucky.

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Now the remake, which is due for release on 21 June, will see Lars Klevberg in the directors chair. Starring alongside Hamill will be Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza, and Brian Tyree Henry from Atlanta and Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse.

It is thought the casting decision of Hamill as Chucky could see Child’s Play benefitting from the Star Wars fans opting to watch something they may not usually go for.

Writer and Star Wars fan Daniel McFadin took to Twitter to voice his opinion: “I’m not a fan of horror movies or Chucky or Child’s Play, but I’m of fan of Mark Hamill leaving his mark on pop culture in any way shape and form.”


Film critic Sarah O’Connell tweeted: “Me: I’ve got absolutely zero interest in… @HamillHimself: I’m voicing Chucky

Me: *Throws money at screen*”