James Gunn Gets Our New Hopes Up About Mark Hamill Appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Mark Hamill, seen here in The Last Jedi, spies another galaxy on the horizon.
Mark Hamill, seen here in The Last Jedi, spies another galaxy on the horizon.
Image: Lucasfilm

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 might have given us Kurt Russell as a giant daddy planet, but the third volume in the series could (hopefully) give us something even bigger: Mark Hamill.

Over the weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was chatting with a fan on Twitter about possibly getting Star Wars: The Last Jedi star Hamill on board for the third Guardians of the Galaxy film. Then, faster than you could say “Help me, Star-Lord Kenobi,” Hamill himself chimed in to say “Sure bro.” After all, (uh, The Last Jedi spoilers) now that Luke Skywalker is dead, he’s got nothing else to do.


In the ensuing Twitter conversation, which blew the minds of everyone in the known universe, Hamill and Gunn privately exchanged info (they apparently live near each other) and seemingly (and by that I mean oh-please-please-please) set up a time to chat about getting Hamill away from the sad lonely island of Ahch-To and into the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe.

We won’t find out the results until promotion starts for the third Guardians of the Galaxy film, due in 2020. The Disney-owned franchises haven’t been shy about sharing actors, I’ll be keeping my lightsabers crossed.

[The Hollywood Reporter]

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i just rewatched GOTG2 last night and it’s not as good as i remembered. the plot reminded me of an episode of Futurama but the bolt-on daddy issue stuff was so... ugh.

does marvel really need to shoehorn more celebs into this thing? remember when blockbusters used to LAUNCH careers?