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Mark Hamill is beloved for his role as Luke Skywalker in the “Star Wars” saga, but for a generation of Batman fans he’s also the definitive Joker, having voiced the villain for the past 25 years in animated series and films, and in video games. Over the weekend at “Star Wars” Celebration Europe, those two iconic properties merged in one wonderful custom collectible.
Ken Hampton of Hampton’s Hand-Crafted LED Sabers, whose work we’ve featured before, presented the actor with a mash-up Joker Lightsaber commissioned by his customers for Hamill. The piece features a purple grip, “Ha Ha Ha” lettered in green on the fore grip, and Joker cards etched onto the “emitter shroud.” And at the press of a button, Hamill can hear his own Joker laugh.
“Star Wars” legend Mark Hamill has a word of advice for any fan who wants to cosplay his iconic character Luke Skywalker: “Gender matters not.”
Though he boasts over 1 million followers, Hamill is very active on Twitter, often responding to fan inquiries. In this specific case, he answered one fan who asked if it would be alright if she cosplayed Luke and said,
BB-8 rocketed to international stardom even before the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and now the little droid is using that fame for a good cause.
The clock is ticking down on the BB-8 Great Exhibition & Auction, which features replicas of the droid repainted (and otherwise dressed up) by members of the Force Awakens cast, as well as notable U.K. artists and designers, celebrating the British heritage of Star Wars.
Even as fans gear up for the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (203 days and counting!), Hot Toys takes us back to the film that started it all with its Star Wars: A New Hope Luke Skywalker collectible figure.
Standing about 11 inches tall, the 1/6th-scale figure is, of course, based on Mark Hamill’s likeness in Episode IV. Featuring more than 30 points of articulation, the collectible comes with an interchangeable hair sculpt (for wearing the hat), eight interchangeable palms, Luke’s signature clothing from that first film, an LED-lighted blue lightsaber, a long rifle, a hat with goggles, a poncho, a pair of binoculars, a training helmet, a training remote, a droid caller and a display stand.
The promotional push for Free Comic Book Day 2015 kicked off this morning with a video from legendary Star Wars actor Mark Hamill, who not only endorses the event but also brick-and-mortar stores.
“Don’t buy them [comics] over the Internet,” he says. “Where’s the fun in that? You gotta get out, experience the community that is the fan world, maybe see some titles you never dreamed that you wanted.”
Actor Troy Baker (Final Fantasy XIII, BioShock Infinite) has some enormous shoes to fill as he steps into the role of The Joker — a character voiced for the past two decades by Mark Hamill — in the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins. If there were any remaining doubts as to whether Baker could embody the Clown Prince of Crime, they were likely erased during the video game’s New York Comic Con panel, where Baker performed The Joker’s monologue from Batman: The Killing Joke, to the roaring approval of a cheering crowd.
Watch the video below. Batman: Arkham Origins will be released Oct. 25.
Via press release, Sony announced several of the voices you’ll hear while playing the upcoming MMORPG DC Universe Online. The cast includes two mainstays of Gotham City, Mark Hamill as the Joker and Kevin Conroy as Batman, as well as Adam Baldwin as Superman, Gina Torres as Wonder Woman, Michelle Forbes as Circe and James Marsters as Lex Luthor. Forbes as Circe is inspired, given her role last season on HBO’s True Blood, and Baldwin as Superman should be fun.
The entire press release can be found after the jump. You can sign up for the beta on the official website.