Sometimes, something incredible happens. Something that is just so amazingly outlandish and mind-blowing that you don’t realize until that moment that you’ve always wanted it to happen. Well one of those moments took place this weekend at the annual festival known as Star Wars Weekend, which takes place from May to June at Disney World. Mark Hamill, best known for his role as the one and only Luke Skywalker from the original StarWars trilogy, sat down with fans and shared his experiences from the original films as well as mentioned the upcoming Star Wars: Epiosde VII that will release on December 15, 2015. But it was what came next that really made this special.
In case you didn’t know, Mark Hamill is also exceptionally well known for being the voice behind The Joker for the past 10 years. From Batman: The Animated Series (1992) to the video game Batman: Arkham City (2011), Hamill has left his mark on the role and has in many ways become the quintessential voice behind the Joker – much like how Kevin Conroy did the same for Batman.
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So what exactly was this huge crossover? Well, what do you think is the most recognizable Luke Skywalker scene is? If you answered when Darth Vadar reveals than he’s Luke’s father; then you’re right. During the Star Wars Weekend fan-session, one fan tweeted in and asked Hamill if he would create a short dialogue of the Joker telling Luke that he is Luke’s father. What followed made the crowd go wild; and you have to see to believe.
So thank you Star Wars Weekend for giving us something we never knew we wanted; but now will probably watch/forward/share over and over again. And thank you Mark Hamill, for simply being you.