Within the new reboot of Child's Play, the killer doll Chucky is going to be voiced by Mark Hamill, who had been knowledgeable of the character's legacy, as well as the voice acting he'd need to meet in crafting their own version from the slasher's voice. Inside a recent press conference, relayed by Den of Geek, Hamill described his trepidation at following Brad Dourif's undertake the iconic horror character, and what ultimately convinced him to battle the role.
Hamill is really a veteran voice actor, lending his vocal talent to Avatar: The Final Airbender, Metalocalypse as well as the upcoming Dark Crystal Netflix series. But he's most commonly known for voicing the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series. Hamill said he wasn't nervous as he originally auditioned to voice the Joker, since he was certain "there's no chance they're likely to cast this icon of virtue, Luke Skywalker, because of the Joker." It had been only after, as he has been cast, he felt the load of expectation around the character. It had been this same anxiety that struck again with Chucky.
"Once I decided to it, plus it sunk in this they wanted me to get this done, I felt intimidation like I hadn't felt since I have done the Joker," Hamill said. "I didn't believe that type of intimidation until it sunk in this I had been accomplishing this."
A huge reason was Hamill's predecessor within the role of Chucky, character actor Brad Dourif (The Lord from the Rings, Deadwood), who's voiced the killer doll through all seven movies within the Child's Play series, recently 2017's Cult of Chucky.
"I really like Brad. It's an excellent responsibility, so I'm anxious to find out how people react because it's not the Chucky that everyone knows from before."
The new Child's Play also offers a brand new Chucky had been a key consideration for Hamill. Directed by Lars Klevberg, the Chucky doll is definitely an app-connected AI gone rogue within the reboot-a totally different origin story from your original, which opens with serial killer Charles Lee Ray getting shot by police and utilizing voodoo magic to transfer his soul right into a "Good Guys" doll.
"I bought a letter from Lars," Hamill said. "He already organized his vision for your film, before I read it. And they sent me this script and I also thought the crucial element which was distinctive from the initial, that I love-I'm an enormous fan of Brad's interpretation-Chucky features a different origin. So it's not the soul of the serial killer, but someone deliberately goes into and alters his operating-system and takes off of the safety precautions."
As the plot differences are obvious, Hamill also noted the way the change allowed him to take unique elements towards the performance since Chucky doesn't begin maliciously. "He really was as an innocent child, just learning from what continues on around him," Hamill said. "I was thinking which was crucial."