There are few things creepier than a demonic doll, with no cinematic depiction being quite as horrifying as Child’s Play.
It is therefore unsurprising that Chucky is getting a reboot, with a starry cast bringing the horrific voodoo doll back to life.
Now Mark Hamill has revealed he will be lending his considerable voice acting talents to voicing Chucky, joining Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, and Brian Tyree Henry for this hotly anticipated ‘contemporary re-imagining’.
As reported by Deadline, Hamill announced this exciting news through a taped greeting at Orion Pictures’ WonderCon panel.
Amidst enthusiastic shouting from the audience, Hamill could be heard to state:
If you’re wondering who’s going to play Chucky in the new Child’s Play, you’re looking at him.
Although best known for his work in Star Wars, Hamill also has a considerable body of voice acting work under his belt, including having voiced The Joker in Batman: The Animated Series.
— Cameron Junge (@cam_junge) March 31, 2019
So what can we expect from this new Chucky? Aubrey Plaza has already dropped some intriguing hints to The Hollywood Reporter:
Buckle up. I love it so much. To me, the original is an iconic movie. I haven’t seen our film, just the trailer, but it’s a real throwback horror movie,
It’s almost got a Spielbergian vibe to it. The reason I did it was for how beautiful the script was. It doesn’t feel like a hokey, shticky, campy movie. If you remember the original Child’s Play, it was a drama! It wasn’t that funny. As the franchise went on, it became something else. The remake really captures the original.
— Geek Vibes Nation (@GeekVibesNation) March 31, 2019
I’m already feeling a little nervous…
Child’s Play will creep into cinemas – and your nightmares – June, 21.
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Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.