Mark Hamill Is Voicing Chucky In the Child’s Play Reboot
After lending his voice to The Joker for decades, Mark Hamill will portray another iconic villain. Hamill will be voicing Chucky in the upcoming reboot of Child’s Play. Orion Pictures broke the news during a panel at WonderCon in Anaheim. Hamill also posted a video on his Twitter account announcing that “the wicked fun begins.”
“Hello WonderCon, it’s Mark Hamill here and if you’re wondering who’s going to voice Chucky in the new Child’s Play, you’re looking at him,” said Hamill. “I can’t wait to bring such an iconic character to life and present him in a way you’ve never seen him before. Child’s Play this summer. We’re going to have some fun. And remember, he’s more than just a toy, he’s your best friend.”
"People let me tell you 'bout my best friend…"🎶
The wicked fun begins when @ChildsPlayMovie is unleashed in theaters: Friday, June 21st 2019. #SoLuckyImChucky 🤪 @MGM_Studios @OrionPictures pic.twitter.com/ExOYuwj9sP
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 31, 2019
In the original film, Chucky was voiced by Brad Dourif, and he reprised his role in all of the subsequent sequels. If the Chucky TV series happens, Dourif will return for that as well.
For the Child’s Play reboot, Chucky is a possessed Buddi doll manufactured by the Kaslan Corporation. To reclaim a human body, Chucky will target a young boy named Andy (Gabriel Bateman). Aubrey Plaza is playing Andy’s mother, Karen Barclay. Brian Tyree Henry and Tim Matheson co-star in the film as Detective Mike Norris and Kaslan Corporation CEO Henry Kaslan, respectively.
Lars Klevberg directed Child’s Play from a script by Tyler Burton Smith. Child’s Play hits theaters on June 21.
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