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Between his cute backstories of throwback pictures with the late Carrie Fisher and answers to obscure questions about his Star Wars character, we’re happy Mark Hamill is an active Twitter user. Here’s another reason: the actor is having a field day with one wanted man who’s name is really Luke Sky Walker. Check it out:
That hashtag game, though. Mark Hamill is clearly having fun with this Tennessee news story about a wanted 22-year-old named Luke Sky Walker. Carter County issued an arrest for the young man, who has been charged with property theft of over $1000. Should we call him Rebel scum?
Or you might say he’s gone to the Dark Side? Maybe... the Force is not with him? Better call Boba Fett, because there’s a bounty on him! I can do this all day. It’s almost like he committed the crimes for the fun of an article like this. Wait, one more: maybe he found a more nefarious way to pick up some power converters then traveling to Tosche Station!
Now Mark Hamill’s Empire Strikes Back reference is actually because he’s commented on Luke Sky Walker’s crimes before. Back in December, he posted this after he violated his probation in connection with a felony theft charge:
As you can imagine, it’s either really cool or extremely tough to have the same name as an iconic character. Especially considering Luke Skywalker had quite a controversial journey in 2017’s The Last Jedi. During that year, the 22-year-old Skywalker stole 46 road signs with the help of three other people. They were found in the back seat of a car he was in after a traffic stop in Carter County.
His name certainly makes his crimes more memorable. His middle and last name combined even make up part of the title of the highly-anticipated The Rise of Skywalker. The upcoming release will deliver an emotional conclusion to the Skywalker Saga. It’s tough to tell what to expect from the film or how Mark Hamill’s Skywalker will play into it, but that’s part of the fun of the franchise. Star Wars is notoriously secretive about plot details and it only heightens the excitement.
While The Rise of Skywalker will end a long chapter of Star Wars that started with 1977’s A New Hope, the franchise is too successful to end there. It could go in a million crazy directions! I highly doubt it’ll go the way of an on-the-run movie about a Tennessee kid who stole some road signs and such, but who knows?
The Rise of Skywalker comes out on December 20 and will feature the return of Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran and Domhnall Gleeson, as well as new characters played by Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant and Dominic Monaghan, and the return of Carrie Fisher’s Leia, Billy Dee Williams’ Lando and Ian McDiamid’s Palpatine.