Hamill strikes out at new “Strike Back”

Saying that he had hoped that his appearance in Kevin Smith‘s Jay and Silent Bob Strike Backwould have been treated as an uncredited cameo, Mark Hamill has expressed dismay that it is instead being used to promote the film in trailers and TV spots. “I really didn’t think people should know I’m in the movie,” Hamill told today’s Calgary Sun. “I felt it should be a big surprise and one that not everyone would necessarily get. I’m in enough of a disguise that some people might wonder if it really is me or someone spoofing me.” But Smith told the newspaper that he had been a Star Wars fan since childhood and had wanted to work with Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford “from the day I dreamed of being a filmmaker.” (Fisher also appears in the movie; Ford does not.)