Mark Hamill couldn’t contain his laughter at the image of C-3PO with a Bowcaster in the controversial Star Wars: Episode IX promo poster that recently hit the web.
On Wednesday, Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, hopped on Twitter to answer a fan’s question regarding the much-discussed Star Wars: Episode IX promo poster that recently went viral. In their tweet, the fan asked the actor if the poster going around online was legit. Hamill replied:
“I’m pretty sure that’s just the (wonderful) work of a passionate fan.”
Soon after, the Twitter account for Indie Revolver jumped with their two cents on the supposed Star Wars: Episode IX poster ordeal:
“Hate to disagree with Luke Skywalker, but it’s real. Maybe not “official” i.e. meant for public consumption or a final version. But it’s legit,
That is when Mark Hamill lost it, replying:
“3PO with a crossbow? OK.”
Mark Hamill’s tweet was accompanied by a laughing emoji with tears. See for yourself:
3PO with a crossbow? OK. ?
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 28, 2019
Clearly, Mark Hamill thinks the idea of 3pO with Chewbacca’s Bowcaster is a silly idea. Too silly, in fact, to be an actual idea from an actual person involved in the making of Star Wars: Episode IX. What do you think? Is this poster the real deal? Are you laughing alongside Luke Skywalker at the image of 3PO on the poster? Do you want to see the protocol droid go full John Wick? What could make him do such a thing? Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think!
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode IX stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for The Force Awakens.
Star Wars: Episode IX opens in theaters on December 19, 2019.