Prinze and Lillard might be well-known names now, but they were far from it prior to Wing Commander. Hamill did indeed do an excellent job, but I can't quite tell if the author doesn't know about Prophecy or if he knows Prophecy well enough to be aware of its new main character.
"Wing Commander" was next in the lineup. This time, executives actually managed to persuade known actors to star in the film. Freddie Prinze Jr. and buddy Matthew Lillard joined up for some space fighter action.
But the movie sequences in the game were better than the disjointed garbage put together for the film. Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) starred as the main character in two of the games and did a much better job than any of the film version's actors.