Both are happening so the original franchise won't be abandoned. It's currently set to continue as a TV series on SyFy if I recall. That news of Hamill has me far more interested in this now. I'll still probably wait to hear what people think before rushing to the cinema (unless a new trailer convinces me otherwise), but that news is definitely a big plus. It blew my mind when I found out Hamill voiced the Joker in the Arkham games, animated series etc. Totally unrecognisable.