Mark Hamill's 2020 ended on a high note — and contain his glee, he will not. Two weeks after The Mandalorian resurrected Luke Skywalker in what was arguably the year's coolest cameo, the Star Wars icon took to social media on Wednesday to express his gratitude to exec producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. "Sometimes […]
Following the release of the highly-anticipated Season 2 finale of 'The Mandalorian,' Mark Hamill decided to send 'Star Wars' fans into a frenzy.
Tributes poured in on Sunday for David Prowse, the British bodybuilder-turned-actor best known for embodying Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” film trilogy. Prowse died at age 85, following a battle with prostate cancer.Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the franchise, paid tribute to the actor early Sunday. “So sad to hear David Prowse has passed,” Hamill tweeted. “He was a kind man & much more than Darth Vader. Actor-Husband-Father-Member of the Order of the British Empire-3 time British Weightlifting Champion & Safety Icon the Green Cross Code Man. He loved his fans as much as they loved him.”British writer-director Edgar Wright singled out Prowse’s role as the superheroic Green Cross Man in a TV ad campaign to promote pedestrian road safety in the 1970s and ’80s. “As a kid Dave Prowse couldn’t be more famous to me; stalking along corridors as evil incarnate in the part of Darth Vader & stopping a whole generation of kiddies from being mown down in street as the Green Cross Code man,” he tweeted. “Rest in Peace, Bristol’s finest.”Also Read: David Prowse, 'Star Wars' Actor Behind Darth Vader's Mask, Dies at 85While James Earl Jones won fame for voicing Darth Vader, Prowse’s performance behind the suit and the mask was often overlooked. But not by some fans.“David Prowse as Darth Vader was BRILLIANT. He was so unbelievably magical in that suit,” actor Joe Manganiello wrote. “I’ve watched Empire so many times with the sound off just to watch how he moved. His physical choices were as iconic as James’ voice to me & aside from all of that he was such a nice man.” Daniel Logan, who played young Boba Fett in “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” also offered his condolences. “Darth Vader wouldn’t be the same without you in the costume,” he tweeted. “We had many fun times & laughs at cons together over the years. Glad to have been able to call you a friend. Rest now and be one with the Force!”Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2020 (Photos)The 6-foot-6-inch Prowse first rose to fame as a bodybuilder who competed for Great Britain in the Commonwealth Games in the early 1960s.He landed his first film role, as Frankenstein’s monster, in the 1967 James Bond spoof “Casino Royale.” He played the character again in two early 1970s Hammer films, “Horror of Frankenstein” and “Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell.” After playing a bodyguard in 1971’s “A Clockwork Orange,” George Lucas cast him as the villainous Darth Vader in the original 1977 sci-fi “Star Wars” film — a role he reprised in both 1980’s “The Empire Strikes Back” and 1983’s “Return of the Jedi.”See more tributes below.So sad to hear David Prowse has passed. He was a kind man & much more than Darth Vader. Actor-Husband-Father-Member of the Order of the British Empire-3 time British Weightlifting Champion & Safety Icon the Green Cross Code Man. He loved his fans as much as they loved him. RIP pic.twitter.com/VbDrGu6iBz— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) November 29, 2020As a kid Dave Prowse couldn’t be more famous to me; stalking along corridors as evil incarnate in the part of Darth Vader & stopping a whole generation of kiddies from being mown down in street as the Green Cross Code man. Rest in Peace, Bristol’s finest. https://t.co/VYdxM37JWb— edgarwright (@edgarwright) November 29, 2020David Prowse as Darth Vader was BRILLIANT. He was so unbelievably magical in that suit. I’ve watched Empire so many times with the sound off just to watch how he moved. His physical choices were as iconic as James’ voice to me & aside from all of that he was such a nice man. RIP pic.twitter.com/8OXI7DFdWZ— JOE MANGANIELLO (@JoeManganiello) November 29, 2020When I was a kid my dad phoned from a comic convention and asked my mum if he could bring Darth Vader home for tea. And that’s how Dave Prowse ended up in my house bitching about having his voice dubbed in Star Wars and how his wife made him keep his Vader statues in the garage— Hayley Campbell (@hayleycampbell) November 29, 2020RIP David Prowse. That stature contributed so much to Darth Vader’s legend. BePeace https://t.co/0YWlZVolRV— Carl Weathers (@TheCarlWeathers) November 29, 2020May the force be with you, David Prowse.— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) November 29, 2020Sad to hear of the passing of a StarWars family member. RIP Dave Prowse. Darth Vader wouldn't be the same without you in the costume. We had many fun times & laughs at cons together over the years. Glad to have been able to call you a friend. Rest now and be one with the Force! pic.twitter.com/st28CQGckF— Daniel Logan (@Daniel_Logan) November 29, 2020Read original story Darth Vader Actor David Prowse Remembered by Mark Hamill, Edgar Wright and More: ‘Unbelievably Magical’ At TheWrap
While this doesn’t entirely make up for the lack of an on-screen Han and Luke reunion in the "Star Wars" sequels, fans are happy to hear that the old Rebels are still involved in galactic politics.
The actor and the Republican congressman sparred over politics and CBS sitcoms on Twitter.
Mark Hamill had a secret role in “The Mandalorian,” that nobody knew about until Friday.On the final episode of the behind-the-scenes docuseries “Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian,” it was revealed that Hamill lent his voice to a character in the Disney+ series. And who he voiced is an Easter Egg hunter’s dream: The droid EV-9D9.Disney+ last aired a new episode of “The Mandalorian” in December.Also Read: Disney+ in June: Here's Everything New Coming, From 'Artemis Fowl' to 'Schoolhouse Rock'Don’t know who that is? “Star Wars” die-hards will tell you EV-9D9 is the same droid in “Return of the Jedi” that was responsible for registering new droid acquisitions in Jabba the Hutt’s palace. Even more, the episode in which he turns up — the fifth of the season — takes place on Tatooine, which just so happens to be Luke Skywalker’s home planet.It’s not the first time Hamill, an accomplished voice actor, has played someone other than his famous Jedi Knight in the galaxy far, far away. He’s voiced alien creatures in both “The Last Jedi” and “The Rise of Skywalker,” as well as the Sith Lord Darth Bane in the TV series “The Clone Wars.”Hamill, of course, is also well known for lending his voice to The Joker in “Batman: The Animated Series.”Read original story Mark Hamill Had a Cameo in ‘The Mandalorian’ That Nobody Knew About At TheWrap
The man behind the iconic protocol droid offers rare behind-the-scenes stories from every "Star Wars" movie in Yahoo's latest installment of "Role Recall."
A boy whose mother posted a now-viral video about her son being bullied at school now has Wolverine and Luke Skywalker at his back.
Netflix has set an all-star voice cast for Masters of the Universe: Revelation, its upcoming anime series based on He-Man, Skeletor, Teela and the other classic characters of the Masters of the Universe franchise. Masters of the Universe: Revelation, produced by Mattel Television, will focus on the unresolved storylines of the iconic characters, picking up […]
Director J.J. Abrams and "Star Wars" leads Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac reflect on the past, present and future of the franchise.
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On what would have been Carrie Fisher’s 63rd birthday, there are many tributes to the star, including from her daughter, half-sister and her "Star Wars" family.
The First Daughter of the United States received criticism from Luke Skywalker after posting a family photo on social media.
Beto O'Rourke and Alyssa Milano were among those reacting to the former president's statement about the El Paso and Dayton shootings.
The former president turned 58 on Sunday — as the country awoke to learn there had been not one but two mass shootings the day before.
In a Comic-Con without a massive Star Wars panel or even a Joss Whedon lecture, those looking for any lightning in Hall H, could rely on Mark Hamill this afternoon. A lot of these panels have the same wash-rinse-repeat formula: Actors talking passionately about their roles in projects we haven't seen yet. Or worse, a great […]
Mark Hamill, aka Luke, says he had "closure" on the last "Star Wars" movie. So after "Rise of Skywalker," he's hoping to be done with the franchise.
The trending hashtag #AStarForCarrie was born on Wednesday when Mark Hamill suggested Carrie Fisher take Donald Trump's place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Mark Hamill, Bette Midler and Rob Reiner also spoke out against the president, though Sean Hannity said it was 'fake, phony moral selective outrage."
George Lucas was front and center at the Galaxy’s Edge dedication ceremony, welcomed onstage by Disney chairman and CEO, Bob Iger.