The reboot of Child’s Play is set to hit theaters this summer, and it’s been revealed that Chucky will be voiced by Mark Hamill in the film.
Hamill made the announcement for WonderCon in Anaheim with a video he later posted on Twitter.
“I can’t wait to bring such an iconic character to life and present him in a way you’ve never seen before,” he said in the video.
“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
Many fans responded to Hamill’s tweet in excitement that they finally know who Chucky will be portrayed by.
Can’t wait. pic.twitter.com/v2fT2kQq3W
— Batman: TAS (@TheAnimatedBat) March 31, 2019
Me: I’ve got absolutely zero interest in…@HamillHimself: I’m voicing Chucky
Me: *Throws money at screen*
— Sarah O’Connell (@SarahO_Connell) March 31, 2019
Mark Hamill is Luke Skywalker, the Joker, and now Chucky. The man is a legend!!! pic.twitter.com/g3pwwtgoyt
— The Mark (@Wrestlingfan12f) March 31, 2019
— Michael Matteo Rossi (@MichaelMatteoRo) March 31, 2019
Yessssss, new Child’s Play, congrats on the voice role Mark! Hopefully @DeadByBHVR can secure a tie-in too haha
— Ohmwrecker (@Ohmwrecker) March 31, 2019
Last month, we got our first look at the film, based on the 1988 slasher flick. The trailer shows a more high-tech Chucky doll that wrecks havoc. However, the trailer doesn’t give a full view of the doll, leaving viewers begging to see what the new version will actually look like.
It producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith are set to produce the movie. Lars Klevberg will direct the film and Tyler Burton Smith will write the script.
Aubrey Plaza (Parks And Recreation) and Gabriel Bateman (Lights Out) portray mother and son Karen and Andy Barclay respectively. Karen gives Andy a toy doll for his birthday and is unaware of its sinister nature.
To build even more suspense, the franchise launched of a cartoon-centric creepy toy website and blood-soaked holiday e-cards and wallpapers. There’s been tons of buzz about the film, especially after the creator of the original film was upset about the reboot in general.
Child’s Play hits theaters June 21, 2019, and you can check out the first trailer below.
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