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​Mark Hamill Will Be The Voice Of Chucky In Child’s Play Reboot

​Mark Hamill Will Be The Voice Of Chucky In Child’s Play Reboot

Mark Hamill may be most known as one of the heroic good guys of the Star Wars world, but he's now shaking things up a little by playing the baddie - well, voicing the baddie at least.

In fact, Hamill will be providing the voice for one of cinema's most iconic antagonists: none other than Chucky, the evil, demonic doll from the Child's Play slasher film series.

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Hamill announced the news in a pre-recorded message, which was shown at the Orion panel presentation at WonderCon in Anaheim.

Hamill told cheering fans: "If you're wondering who's going to play Chucky in the new Child's Play, you're looking at him."

For the forthcoming 'contemporary re-imaginging' of the 1988 original, Hamill will be joining a cast that also includes Aubrey Plaza, who will play Karen Barclay - the character portrayed by Catherine Hicks in the original film.

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She recently warned horror fans to 'buckle up' in the lead-up to the reboot's release, telling The Hollywood Reporter it will have an 'Spielbergian' feel to it.

She said: "To me, the original is an iconic movie. I haven't seen our film, just the trailer, but it's a real throwback horror movie.

"It's almost got a Spielbergian vibe to it. The reason I did it was for how beautiful the script was. It doesn't feel like a hokey, shticky, campy movie."

Aubrey Plaza in Child's Play. Credit: Orion Pictures
Aubrey Plaza in Child's Play. Credit: Orion Pictures

She added: "I play Karen, the mother, and I have less interaction with Chucky than the actor who plays my son does. I can't reveal too much. We're not supposed to talk about Chucky.

"It builds for Karen in a way that I'm interacting with Chucky by the end, but I'm mostly dealing with my son - who I almost believe is behind the mayhem.

"The horror of it all will be for the audience. For me, it's more of a psychological thriller."

Gabriel Bateman and Brian Tyree Henry will also feature in the reboot, which will follow a gang of kids as they take on the legendary murderous doll.

A glimpse of Chucky in the trailer. Credit: Orion Pictures
A glimpse of Chucky in the trailer. Credit: Orion Pictures

A few months back, Orion Pictures released the first poster for the Child's Play with the tagline: "More Than a Toy... He's Your Best Friend."

The official trailer then dropped last month, showing us we wouldn't be in for an easy ride - with lots of blood-splattered knives and a very worried-looking, gagged and bound Aubrey Plaza.

The film is due to hit cinemas on 21 June 2019.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Celebrity, Mark Hamill

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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