Mark Hamill Talks Episode IX Script Security, Has Yet To Start Filming Most Of His Scenes

In an article posted on Entertainment Weekly, Mark Hamill speaks about the ultra tight security measures Lucasfilm has put into action for keeping details contained within the Episode IX under wraps as tightly as possible. He also states in the piece that he has yet to officially begin filming most of his scenes (so far he’s spent about a week on the film) which obviously will be coming via a Force ghost appearance, a series of flashbacks, or a potential combination of the two.

“I still have to go over and do [Episode IX],” Hamill said. “Most of the parts I have coming up beside Star Wars are voiceover — there’s one big one, very high profile, I can’t announce now, that I’m really excited about. You know how it is these days, every time you sign NDAs. I remember back when I read the first Star Wars [script], I was like, ‘Wow, that’s the goofiest thing I’ve ever read.’ I gave it to my best friend to read, and I said, ‘What do you think of it?’ He said, ‘It’s really wild, it’s crazy, can I give it to Meredith?’ ‘Sure, go ahead.’ It went around to all my friends. Of course back then nobody cared. Nowadays it’s like working for some secret deep state government organization, like being in the CIA. They’re going to send rewrites over to Prague on this dark red paper that gives you a headache to read.”

And what process does he have to go through in order to obtain revisions to the script before cameras start rolling for a particular scene(s)?

“They’re going to fly [the rewrites] over with somebody from the company,” Hamill said. “They’re going to come and give it to me and wait for me to read it before I give it back. So no pressure! You can’t even keep it overnight. But that’s the way it is now.”

Lock down to the fullest.