ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 07: Mark Hamill attends Galaxy of Wishes: A Night to Benefit Make-A-Wish at Disneyland on December 07, 2021 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for Make-A-Wish)
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A 'Lost' Mark Hamill Movie Is Finally Being Released After 10 Years
Although never released to the public, Mark Hamill starred in the 2013 Sundance Film Festival feature, “Virtually Heroes,” a movie that shares some similarities to “Tron” and “Free Guy” as it’s set in the virtual world of a video game. After all these years, IGN reports that “Virtually Heroes” will get a digital release by Screen Media on January 17, 2023.
Hamill plays the brown robe-wearing “wise old sage” character, clearly inspired by Yoda from his 1980 film “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,” as he implores Robert Baker’s character to finally live out his dreams. IGN recently released a trailer for the film’s release, but producer Roger Corman’s YouTube channel posted an earlier version of the trailer in 2016.
Corman and his production company are responsible for many low-budget films, though they have released some classics and worked with directors like Ron Howard early in their careers. The world of “Virtually Heroes” features some familiar video game tropes, such as enemy health bars and score points appearing above the characters’ heads after killing others.