While original horror films like Us are absolutely killing it right now, those who like the classics will also be treated later this summer. A Child’s Play remake starring Aubrey Plaza is on the way and there will be an all-new Chucky terrorizing some poor innocent family. While Brad Dourif provided the voice of Chucky in the original franchise, someone else will be handling the remake and his voice certainly carries a lot of force. Mark Hamill will voice Chucky, and he announced it in an awesome way on social media.
You may know Mark Hamill best from his role as Luke Skywalker in some space movie called Star Wars, but he’s also a prominent voice actor. Many fans consider him to be the best version of the Joker, having voiced the character in Batman: The Animated Series and several other Batman projects. He’s also voiced a number of other cartoons, which include Regular Show, Adventure Time, and Metalocalypse.
Given his versatile voice work, it’s not that much of a surprise to find him turning his sights to horror. After all, if you had a doll with Luke Skywalker’s voice say he wanted to be your best friend, you’d trust that doll no matter how sketchy he was.
In a special announcement for WonderCon 2019, Mark Hamill announced on Twitter that he would be the new voice of Chucky for the Child’s Play remake. Hamill teased that “wicked fun” was about to begin and accompanied the post with a video that had a pitch perfect ending of Hamill giving a creepy smile. It was a great way to announce his casting and I’m sure that it went down really well at WonderCon.
Written by Tyler Burton Smith and directed by Lars Klevberg, the Child’s Play remake stars Aubrey Plaza as a single mother who gives her son a Buddi doll, unaware of its evil nature. Lots of stabbing and creepy doll shenanigans are sure to follow.
It’s unclear if there will be any sort of live-action work for Mark Hamill, seeing as how in the original films Chucky was a serial killer who moved his soul into a doll through voodoo. However, the remake has hinted that Chucky might just be a wayward A.I., which is a little less fun, but that doesn’t mean that the film won’t still be good and scary.
If you do want to see Mark Hamill in live-action then you can check him out in History’s Knightfall, the Knights Templar series now in its second season. You can also see him play a different sort of knight in Star Wars: Episode IX, in which he will reprise his role as Luke Skywalker. That film arrives in theaters later this year on December 20.
Child’s Play arrives in theaters on June 21.