Actor Mark Hamill, best known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars saga, will voice the evil doll called Chucky in this summer’s remake of the horror movie Child’s Play.
Hamill is no stranger to voice acting. One of his most prolific roles as a voice-over artist is the Joker in the Batman animated series and in the Arkham games. He also did the voice for the Hobgoblin in the 1990’s animated show Spider–Man. Other voice-over work includes Avengers Assemble, Kingdom Hearts II, Lego DC Super Villains, and Dragons; Race to the Edge. He is following up to the original voice of the doll, Brad Dourif, from the 1988 film.
The remake stars Aubrey Plaza as the mother who gives her son, played by Gabriel Bateman, a new toy doll for his birthday. But there is something far more sinister about this doll.
It’s official, your friend till the end, CHUCKY, will be voiced by the LEGENDARY @hamillhimself! Watch this special announcement from the man himself, and see Child’s Play in theaters on June 21. 🔪 #ChildsPlayMovie #WonderCon pic.twitter.com/0s5Wa20ZlP
— Child's Play Movie (@ChildsPlayMovie) March 31, 2019
The producers are Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg, already making a name for themselves in horror with their 2017 remake of It. Director Lars Klevberg has stated:
“Child’s Play was, and is, one of my all-time favorite horror movies and it was one of my introductions to horror. I got the script and it was really, really good, and I knew it was from the producers of It, and I jumped in immediately.”
The announcement came at WonderCon, and Hamill was active on Twitter all day. This movie remake should not be confused with the upcoming television series, which continues the original storyline from the first Child’s Play and its subsequent sequels. Hamill will not voice Chucky in the television series, only the movie. The original voice actor Brad Dourif will continue to be the voice for the series.
With the success of the horror remake, It and a big name like Mark Hamill lending his credentials, Child’s Play should be one to watch as it hits theaters this June 21st.