When Star Wars: The Force Awakens ended with not one single word from Mark Hamill's mouth, fans were pretty shocked that Luke Skywalker would be an entirely mute presence in J.J. Abrams' revival of the classic franchise. However, in the Twitterverse, Hamill's voice can not only been heard, but it's pretty voluminous. And in trademark fashion, he's entered into a captioning contest on a photo of himself and Abrams with a pretty funny entry. Be prepared to sift through some hashtags though, because the message is in the tags.
As it turns out, Mark Hamill was taking part in a regular competition on his Twitter, entitled "Hamster Hashtags." In this game, a picture of Hamill is provided and fans submit their entries to see who will win that slice of internet glory known as his approval. In fact, it's inspired a Twitter feed of the same name, which is how Luke Skywalker himself must have found it time to start taking part in that fun game he started. For those of you who aren't big on long, complicated hashtags, the biggest of them all read, "Slowly turn, remove hood, but don't start your lengthy, Oscar-worthy monologue until you get to that rock over there."
If we didn't know any better, that'd be something J.J. Abrams would say as a joke on the set of one of his movies. He seems like that sort of prankster that would talk about the fact that he didn't write his lead a word of dialogue, right as he's guiding them through their day on set. Here's hoping that Rian Johnson has given Mark Hamill something to say in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, especially since if he's truly one of the order's last disciples, he's going to have to speak pretty fast to get all that knowledge out to Rey. Just imagine how big some of those hashtags would be.
Though come to think of it, now that we're kind of over the shock of Luke Skywalker's lack of dialogue in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the new hype is more than likely going to surround just what Luke's first words will be in this new trilogy. As if the pressure of delivering the next blockbuster in the Star Wars universe wasn't enough of a worry for Rian Johnson, he now has to worry how the world will judge his first words in the character's mouth. Hopefully Mark Hamill has reached out to him through Twitter, as we've seen how good he is with putting words in his own mouth above.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will hit theaters on December 15.