“[I]n the nearly two and a half centuries of its existence, the Supreme Court has been one of the most anti-democratic forces in our history.” From “The Reckoning” Also, Mark Hamill. static.macmillan.com/static/smp/the-reckoning/#excerpt-intro
Mark Hamill is one of the most joyous, "makes Twitter worth it" accounts on here.
What’s in a Name? Well...if it is Mark Hamill, then 73,000 likes per hour ❤️ @HamillHimself pic.twitter.com/k8cxbDsd21
Hi Mark Hamill 😘 @HamillHimself pic.twitter.com/aAp7DWzkYa
06 September, 2021 - 03:00pm
06 September, 2021 - 01:09pm
During filming line was "Obi Wan killed your father" Besides George & Irvin- I was the ONLY one who knew what that line would eventually be. https://t.co/RVJzDztvAh
That debate was the worst thing I've ever seen & I was in The Star Wars Holiday Special.
The tweet currently has well over 500k likes as of this morning.
Tbh he's a national treasure. https://t.co/EVeqDfuoLN
Mark Hamill: *Tweets his name* Twitter: PUT THIS MAN ON TRENDING!
Will that work for anyone? Here goes: Mark Hamill. https://t.co/X4pCvxKe99
Mark Hamill (Ok, I'm desperate to be like..) https://t.co/JuBHdccexP
06 September, 2021 - 01:01pm
Mark Hamill Owns the Internet by Tweeting Two Words
When a fan told the actor he could get thousands of likes for just tweeting his name, Mark Hamill took up the challenge and won.
Mark Hamill https://t.co/5OF3tfGMPx
Mark Hamill is quite active on Twitter, and has previously said that it is one of the social media accounts he has that he always posts on himself. The actor has over 4.7 million followers on the site and thanks to his post, his name instantly became viral as it led to many people either mentioning it, tagging him in the trend as they attempted to get their own names viral and he ended up trending with around 30,000 tweets. In addition to Hamill's huge response, the original tweet by Lauren also pulled in over 21,000 likes, which is no mean feat in itself.
Mark Hamill is no stranger to going viral on his social media accounts, as only a couple of weeks ago he found a comment about a "Lobsterwoman" using the Force gaining over 100k likes, and his regular posts usually rack up around 20-30k likes. He also recently joined video app, TikTok and the 69 year old instantly proved that you are never too old to jump on a trending app. His first video pulled in 1.5 million likes, and Hamill has gained a 2.2 million following on the app. One of his most popular videos was when someone tagged him on a video "complaining" about "celebrities who just jump on an app and instantly gain millions of followers, and he responded with a well-humored reply.
"I really don't care how many followers I have. I mean, I'd be tweeting the same thing if I had 300 or 300,000," Hamill told Den of Geek back in 2018. "But it is kind of tricky, because you're at a point now where it's almost like publishing a newsletter. Where you look at things and you go, 'Oh, that's good. I'll save that for next Thursday.' It's just nuts. I said, I should probably establish something like Tweetless Tuesdays, where you just take 24 hours off."
Hamill also joked about his daughter ribbing him about his online account usage, saying, "The only one I do all myself is Twitter. She goes, 'But Dad, Instagram is so much hipper. Twitter's for old people.' I said, 'I am old people!'"
Mark Hamill recently made an unexpected return to the Star Wars universe when he appeared in the final episode of The Mandalorian's second season. Hamill tweeted how good it was to go back to the character one more time, saying "Dear @MrPeytonReed, I am so grateful to have been given the unexpected opportunity to revisit my character when he was still a symbol of hope & optimism."
Topics: Luke Skywalker
06 September, 2021 - 10:18am
Hamill was up for the challenge, tweeting his first and last name to his 4.7 million followers on the platform, in a post that's gone viral with over 547,000 likes as of Monday morning.
The tweet quickly shot to the top of Twitter's trending topics, and fans chimed in on the actor's post, many saying they were impressed with his star power.
"It's a slow news day, and Mark Hamill, awesome as always, is here for it! Thanks, Mark!" one follower wrote.
Another fan joked, "Well, the force is strong with this one."
"How do you do that?" another wondered.
Some fans even tried tweeting out "Mark Hamill" themselves, but they didn't receive quite the hype that Hamill did.
Even Star Trek actor George Takei tested the theory for himself Sunday, writing, "Mark Hamill. And now we wait," in a post that's been liked over 40,000 times to date.
Hamill's viral tweet isn't his first brush with internet fame. The actor previously used Instagram's Star Wars filter to pose with his iconic character from the franchise, Luke Skywalker. The feature allowed users to see which Star Wars character they resemble most, but Hamill admitted it took him "more than 20 tries" to finally get Skywalker.
The actor, who played Skywalker in six Star Wars films since the very first in 1977, recently revealed that he's appeared in every Star Wars film since 2015. In July, he told Twitter followers that he's "voiced multiple secret voice-cameos in every #StarWars movie released since 2015."
Hamill also appeared in the popular Disney+ series The Mandalorian, in which he played a CGI version of Skywalker who rescues Mando (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu/The Child from The Dark Troopers.
After the episode aired, Hamill tweeted, "The fact that we were able to keep my involvement a secret for over a year with no leaks is nothing less than a miracle. A real triumph for spoiler-haters everywhere!"
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06 September, 2021 - 07:45am
There are few actors more connected to a single IP than Mark Hamill is to the Star Wars franchise. The Star Wars legend has played Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker for over 40 years, beginning in George Lucas’s original Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977).
Hamill went on to appear as Skywalker in four more Skywalker Saga films — the rest of the original trilogy, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi (1983), and two sequel trilogy movies, Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017) and, very briefly, in Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019).
The actor also, of course, made his epic return to the Star Wars universe as a CGI version of Return of the Jedi-era Skywalker in Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni’s The Mandalorian Season 2 finale episode (“Chapter 16: The Rescue”), shocking Star Wars fans everywhere.
Over the years, Hamill has garnered a huge social media following and is known for his regular posts, including behind-the-scenes stories about Star Wars costars like Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian).
Now, the actor has blown up the internet again with a single hilarious Tweet. It began when a Twitter user named Lauren posted:
@HamillHimself you could just tweet 'Mark Hamill' and you'd get thousands of likes.
— Lauren (@LozzaBean12) September 5, 2021
True to form, Hamill re-Tweeted the original post and simply wrote, “Mark Hamill”. The Tweet has over 500,000 likes and nearly 4,500 comments at the time of this article’s publication.
Mark Hamill https://t.co/5OF3tfGMPx
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 5, 2021
Hamill’s followers immediately began replying to the post, with Jason Wars writing:
Okay, what happens when you tweet “Carrie Fisher?”
— Jason Ward (@MakingStarWars) September 6, 2021
Two hours after Hamill’s Tweet, a follower going by Blue posted “TWO HOURS” with a screenshot of the 111,000 likes the post had garnered in that period of time.
TWO HOURS pic.twitter.com/1QqQwkPYHO
— ✨ Blue ✨ (@BlueFolf) September 5, 2021
Alex S. replied to Ben Dukes, quipping:
well, the force is strong with this one.
— Alex S (@alex_1893) September 5, 2021
Robert J Molnar believes Hamill should have a Twitter verification level all his own:
twitter needs to create a unique color checkmark just for you…..like, the lambo of checkmarks.
I have no color what that should be….green maybe, in honor of Yoda?
— Robert J Molnar (@RobertJMolnar) September 6, 2021
Star Trek legend — and Star Wars voice actor — George Takei even weighed in on the viral challenge, posting:
And now we wait. https://t.co/9vhQz5hBkN
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 5, 2021
As for Hamill’s future in the Star Wars galaxy, it remains to be seen.
Since Skywalker left with Grogu (AKA “Baby Yoda”) as his Padawan after rescuing bounty hunter Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), Cara Dune (Gina Carano), Koska Reeves (Sasha Banks), Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) from Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) and his Dark Trooper droids, it is almost a foregone conclusion that the character will be back in The Mandalorian universe.
However, whether he comes back in The Mandalorian Season 3, a spinoff series like Ahsoka or The Book of Boba Fett, or even the rumored Luke Skywalker show we do not yet know. It also remains unconfirmed if a CGI Hamill will continue to “play” Skywalker or if he will be recast, perhaps with the MCU’s Sebastian Stan, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Hamill in his younger years.
When she's not planning her next Disney trip, Rebekah can be found spending time with her family, shopping for Lilly Pulitzer, buried in a good book, or doing yoga. She never misses Jeopardy and alternately wishes she lived in Beast's castle or was making the Kessel Run in the Millennium Falcon. Follow along on Instagram @indianabelle88.
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