There are few movies more iconic than the original Star Wars trilogy. Episodes 4-6 pushed the envelope of the film making practices of the time, upended an entire industry, and literally defined an entire generation.
They also made George Lucas a veritable butt load of cold, hard cash.
The original Star Wars movies made the careers of Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy D. Williams, and, of course, Mark Hamill. In fact, I would venture as far to say that there are few actors on this planet as beloved as the man who played Luke Skywalker. His work on the original Star Wars trilogy, as well as his numerous voice acting gigs, has spanned literally decades. Generations of children grew up watching Mark Hamill in some capacity on many of their favorite movies and television shows.
Even a man such as Mark Hamill can fall prey to the social justice mob, however. Hamill stirred up a hornet’s nest when he tweeted this rather nostalgic photoshopped picture of what the new Star Wars trilogy could have been.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 26, 2019
Speaking as a Star Wars fan of many years, I can say with confidence that a movie that reunited the original cast to adventure across the galaxy once again would have been awesome. The lines outside of the theaters would have stretched for miles. The new Star Wars trilogy would have literally printed money, and Bob Iger could have finally afforded that solid gold swimming pool.
Unfortunately, the new, ultra-woke Star Wars trilogy has attracted a different kind of fan. One that sees Star Wars as “problematic” because it appeals to boys. These Star Woke Warriors took Hamill’s tweet as a literally violent personal assault on their values.
They mercilessly attacked Mark Hamill because he missed the good old days.
You know this image comes from one of the alt-right portion of the fan base, right? Bad look sir.
— Zak (@MisterJ831) April 26, 2019
someone take Mark’s phone from him
— FinFett (@FinFett) April 26, 2019
fixed it pic.twitter.com/swIm773ym5
— ᴋʟᴀᴜᴅɪᴀ (@bensforce) April 26, 2019
YO. You really gonna feed these monsters?
— Sean Needs A 🥃 (@seanCduregger) April 26, 2019
I feel like this would have been a boring movie. Like, I’ve seen it. I can watch it any time I want. I’m glad you didn’t make it again. What you made was new, and fresh, and interesting, and explored the original themes beautifully.
— Matthew Prorok (@MJtheProphet) April 26, 2019
You’re right. It’s much better that we got a useless former stormtrooper who’s only in the movie because he’s black, an ultra strong womyn Jedi who’s about as interesting as drying paint, and a Chinese chick who lectures us about evil rich people while stampeding a herd of animals through a casino because why not, we’ve already killed all your childhood memories.
But hey, at least we got a super cool female stormtrooper!
Rather than apologize and slink back into the darkness from whence he came, Mark Hamill responded to these Star Woke haters in a most appropriate way.
Saw a pic of me with Billy D, Carrison & Harrie. Posted it because
I miss them. Nothing more, nothing less. I love the new cast too & didn’t mean to get everyone’s knickers in a twist. Maybe I should’ve just posted a bunch of #Endgame spoilers instead. #RelaxAndHaveFunPeople 😜 pic.twitter.com/WvutVuLau3
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 27, 2019
I miss them too, Mark.
I miss them too.