Last weekend was a big moment for Star Wars fans all over the world, as the highly-anticipated trailer for The Last Jedi finally dropped, and a brand new poster for the upcoming Star Wars film debuted. Fans of the galaxy far, far away have gravitated towards The Last Jedi's poster for its simplicity and its willingness to harken back to Star Wars history, and that has caused numerous fan-made edits of the poster to pop up all over the web in recent days. Mark Hamill seems to have picked out his favorite of the bunch, as he just took to social media to post one that swaps out Luke Skywalker with his fan-favorite Joker from Batman: The Animated Series. Check it out.
If you consider yourself a Batman fan and a Star Wars fan, then Mark Hamill's picture should get your blood flowing. Swapping out Luke Skywalker for The Joker, Kylo Ren for Batman, and Rey for Harley Quinn, the poster is a perfect homage to Batman: The Animated Series that captures the spirit of Star Wars in grand fashion. It is worth noting that this poster swaps out Star Wars' heroes for Batman villains, and the Star Wars villain for the dark and brooding superhero, so it's pretty clear where Mark Hamill's loyalties lie in this particular poster.
Despite the fact that Luke Skywalker is unquestionably his most iconic role of all time, Mark Hamill's tenure as The Joker in the DC Animated Universe has become the stuff of legends for the better part of the last three decades. Making dozens of appearances on shows like Batman: The Animated Series, The New Adventures of Batman and Robin, and Justice League, Hamill has become the definitive Joker for an entire generation of nerds all over the world. Even without his role as Luke Skywalker, his take on The Clown Prince of Crime would easily carve out a place for him in the annals of geek culture history.
Of course, while Mark Hamill has always been a major force to be reckoned with inside the geek culture community, the last few years have seen him experience a significant resurgence. Beyond his continued work as The Joker (among other roles) in DC video games and animated projects, the actor also returned to the role of The Trickster on The CW's The Flash and had a significant role in Matthew Vaughn's unexpected hit, Kingsman: The Secret Service. With the beloved actor set to return to the Star Wars universe for The Last Jedi (and finally say something on the silver screen) our excitement for Luke Skywalker's next big appearance has officially reached a fever pitch.