Actor Mark Hamill appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday to talk about his role in the History Channel drama Knightfall, but also managed to talk about Star Wars, his social media presence, and how Disney can’t stop from him trolling fans.
When asked about trolling Star Wars fans, Hamill said, “I love to tease the fans online. It drives them crazy. I’m sure Disney is not happy about it, but what are they gonna do, fire me? It’s too late.”
Promoting his appearance on the talk show, Hamill took to Twitter and teased fans with the question as to whether or not he revealed any details about the ending of the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
You remembered to edit out the part where I accidentally gave away the ending of #EpIXTheRiseOfSkywalker, right @LateNightSeth?…… RIGHT???!!! <fingers crossed> 🤞 Thanking you in advance, Mar🐫#IfDisneySeesThisIAmSOFired https://t.co/sOQ51Yc2Ms
— Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) April 17, 2019
Hamill has been a figure of controversy since rejoining the Star Wars franchise under Disney. His comments regarding Luke’s character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) stoked negative fan reaction towards the film. He confessed that Luke Skywalker’s character did not accurately reflect his journey in the original films of the series. Despite the actor’s penchant for garnering controversy by trolling fans, he wasn’t involved in criticism directed at Disney’s upcoming film.
It seems that killing Hamill’s character off could not even keep him away from the series, as he is expected to return in this year’s The Rise of Skywalker in some capacity, likely as a Force ghost projection. The film will open on December 20.