Filming is now well underway for Rian Johnson’s upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII, and unlike the last time, it appears that Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker will have a much larger role in this adventure. One assumes it’s a role where he even gets to speak lines. Or even A line. Imagine that.
We don’t know a heck of a lot about what Episode VIII will entail, but if The Force Awakens mirrored A New Hope, then the assumption here is that Episode VIII will in some way echo The Empire Strikes Back. If Han Solo was the “Old Ben” of The Force Awakens, then we can assume Hamill will definitely be the Yoda to Rey’s Luke in Episode VIII.Lovable old goofball that he is, Mark Hamill is keenly aware of how his role is being perceived of as the Yoda of this movie. This past weekend he decided to have a little bit of fun with it, by tweeting out a pic of himself, propped up on Daisy Ridley’s back, to commemorate the actresses’ birthday. This is of course meant to echo the famous moment in Empire when young Luke carries Master Yoda on his back in the swamps of Dagobah. You can see the tweet below:
A long time ago (last week I think) In a galaxy far, far way( @PinewoodStudios ) THIS happened! Happy Birthday Daisy! pic.twitter.com/dYc9j65YBD
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 10, 2016
Of course, within minutes of the picture hitting the internet, eager Star Wars fans on Reddit began photoshoping the pic in question, doing things like giving Hamill green skin and big Yoda ears, making Rey inton a tauntaun, and the inevitable Jar-Jar Binks photobomb. And as you can imagine, it didn’t end there. Now we’ve gathered some of the best fan created images in our gallery below, and you can see just how much fun the fans had with this image.
Which one of these fan created Luke/Rey images is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.
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