Star Wars fans nearly suffered a Han attack today when posts on social media purported that Mark Hamill had died. Before many could wonder if he'd return to our plane of existence as a Force Ghost, the 66-year-old actor, who recently reprised his role as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, posted on Twitter in order to reassure his 2.5 million followers that he was still alive and kicking. Mocking a dramatic newspaper headline, he wrote: "HAMILL DIES: Much of Nation Mourns GOP: Meh#DontRushMe." Hamill is often outspoken about his disdain for Donald Trump, and this tweet is further reflection of his regular political views.
Enjoy his original post below:
It's well known on social media that Hamill's got a healthy sense of humor and an even more passionate devotion to his fans. He often wishes people "Happy Birthday" when they ask for it and even includes a nice little reaction .gif of the Joker from Batman: The Animated Series, whom he voiced on the show. Today, he brushed off the macabre rumors in the best way possible, almost like this:
Whether he's still got the physical prowess to take on a full-grown Rancor is another story. We'll be waiting for his Twitter confirmation on that particular front.