Thursday, April 26, 2007

Lucas And Hamill To Spoof Star Wars

George Lucas and Mark Hamill will reunite for an upcoming episode of Robot Chicken. The episode, Robot Chicken: Star Wars, is a 30-minute stop-motion animation special for Adult Swim, Cartoon Network's late-night programming block.

Robot Chicken: Star Wars spoofs popular scenes and characters from the "Star Wars" movies and was done in collaboration with Lucas' production company Lucasfilm. Lucas, the creator of the "Star Wars" universe, will voice a cartoon version of himself, and Hamill will resurrect the character of Luke Skywalker.

The special, set to premiere at 10 p.m. on June 17, comes from "Robot Chicken" creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, with Green directing. The voice cast also includes Conan O'Brien, Seth MacFarlane, Robert Smigel, Malcolm McDowell, Hulk Hogan, James Van Der Beek, Donald Faison, Abraham Benrubi, Breckin Meyer and Joey Fatone.