Mark Hamill knows fans are sometimes fragile. So what better time to have fun with their delicate psyches than on April Fools' Day? Earlier today, the Master Jedi, otherwise known as Luke Skywalker, promised fans around the world that he would unveiled a huge Star Wars: Episode VIII spoiler. But only if we all helped do one thing. And that was to get his Twitter profile up to 1 Million followers. He almost succeeded too, but revealed his ruse before it was too late.
Yes, it was all an April Fools' Day joke. There is no big Star Wars: Episode VIII spoiler coming our way, even if he does manage to reach 1 million followers. He currently sits at 988k strong, which is certainly nothing to sneeze at, but it would have taken him at least a few more days, if not an entire week, to reach his goal. So he gave up the ruse early. Just to reiterate, once again, there will be no big Star Wars: Episode VIII spoiler coming our way anytime soon.
That didn't stop Mark Hamill from teasing a potential spoiler just a few weeks ago. March 17 is Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega's birthday. To celebrate, Mark Hamill sent him a Happy Birthday Tweet, hinting that Finn is Luke's son. Here's what he had to say.
"Happiest of Birthdays to the Finn-tastic @JohnBoyega a swell fella who's just sonsational in #EP8 Hmmm-Typo or spoiler? YOU decide! #Troll"
As it stands, Finn's full name has never been revealed. And for all we know, this could be a bit of misdirection on Mark Hamill's part. Whose to say Finn isn't related to the Skywalker bloodline? There have also been rumors that Finn is related to Mace Windu, which would answer why he seems to be so Force sensitive. And then there are the constant rumors that the First Order snatched baby Lando Jr. out of his crib at the Calrissian household. Most suspect, though, that he is not connected to any of the existing characters in the Star Wars saga.
While getting to see Mark Hamill's 'highly confidential' script is pretty neat, it is kind of a bummer that we won't be learning anything new about Star Wars: Episode VIII. We'll have to wait until closer to the release date for any true spoilers or story details. Until then, check out the legendary actor's tweets, along with one from director Rian Johnson that suggests Star Wars: Mark Hamill Highly Confidential might not be such a bad title after all.
@HamillHimself "Episode VIII: Mark Hamill Highly Confidential" would not be a bad title actually.— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) April 1, 2016