We're all still getting our respective stuff together after the total insanity that was Avengers: Infinity War, and while we do, the film continues to rake in more money than two clones of Scrooge McDuck that have married each other. The new MCU film shattered the previous record for a domestic opening set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Congratulatory messages followed, as has become tradition.
As we reported earlier, Kathleen Kennedy, the head of Lucasfilm, sent out a congratulatory message on all social media channels that applauded Marvel on their achievement. Her message included an image of Rey handing off the famous Skywalker lightsaber to Iron Man:
Never to be outdone, Star Wars icon Mark Hamill also tweeted out his own message of congratulations. After saying "well done," Hamill even goes one step further and offers some advice to the man wearing the Iron glove, tweeting, "FYI Iron Man: Wait until after she leaves if you're going to toss that away. Trust me on this one."
While Hamill only appears very briefly in the movie that Infinity War dethroned, he does play a major part in the Star Wars film that follows it, The Last Jedi. The events of that film find Daisy Ridley's Rey constantly trying to pass this same baton on to Hamill's Luke, only for him to ignore her, make fun of her, or take it and quite literally throw it over the side of a cliff. This guy has been throwing lightsabers away since Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, and has been refusing the hero's call since the very first Star Wars— he knows what he's doing.
Though sheer force (ha) of will, Rey does eventually convince Luke to make the right decision, and while it is a great thing for the galaxy, it's not so great for Luke himself. Or was it? We suppose that depends on your own point of view.
Would Iron Man get into the saber-tossing game just like Luke? We doubt it. The talented Mr. Stark would find some way to turn the lightsaber into a genocidal cyborg, or accidentally cut his own house in half with it. Maybe, just maybe, he'd use it in the fight against Thanos. It certainly couldn't hurt... though now that we think about it, Tony would find a way.
Incidentally, all three of the films being talked about here have the top three spots on the chart for all-time domestic opening weekend (not adjusted for inflation). The top ten entries also feature the first Avengers film, Black Panther, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and Iron Man 3. Jurassic World (at number 4) is the only non-Disney owned property on the list.