Mark Hamill is best known for his work in the Star Wars franchise, but that’s not his only claim to fame. For over 20 years, he has been voicing The Joker in various Batman video games, cartoons and other media channels.
He’s done a wonderful job with the character, and for the past week, he’s been using the voice to read some of Donald Trump’s most insane tweets.
Just the other day, Trump blasted Congressman John Lewis on Twitter, after the civil rights leader made it clear he would not attend Trump’s inauguration. During the rant, Trump claimed that Lewis was all talk and no action, which is a ridiculous statement because Lewis was at the very front of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. There is photographic evidence of him getting beaten by the police during peaceful protests.
But Trump never has cared about the facts. He’s a joke. A joker, and now he is The Joker, thanks to the talents of Hamill.
Listen to the hilarious audio below…
In April of 2016, super Star Wars fan Neil Hanvey was admitted to St. Michael’s Hospice after he discovered he only had a few months to live. His family, knowing how much he wanted to see Rogue One later this year, organized a social media campaign called #RogueOneWish.
Their goal was to get the attention of the Star Wars team and hopefully get Neil a special screening of the movie before he passed away. The campaign might have taken a little longer than they expected, but eventually it got the attention of Mark Hamill, and then the director Gareth Edwards heard about it.
And just days before Neil took his last breath, he and his family were treated to a special screening of the movie. St. Michael’s Hospice released a statement, thanking everyone for their support, “We want to thank everyone who supported the #RogueOneWish campaign. The director of Rogue One, Gareth Edwards did all he could to make Saturday a very special day for Neil.”
Neil’s wife sent out a ‘thank you’ message of her own, and announced that all donations at her husband’s funeral will go to the Hospice’s Family Support team…
“We would also like to thank everyone at St Michael’s Hospice, especially Amy Duncan, without who #RogueOneWish would not have happened. All donations at Neil’s funeral will go to the Hospice’s Family Support team and will be used to fund work with children and young people. An online donation page will be set-up shortly.”
If this story sounds familiar to you, it’s probably because something eerily similar happened before the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. A terminally ill man named Daniel Fleetwood was able to watch the movie before anyone else, thanks to the #ForceForDaniel campaign. He also passed away just days after watching the movie.
You can read more about that story by clicking here.
So the trailer for the new Star Wars movie finally hit the interweb and I have to say people are surprised. Surprised and impressed. From the start to the finish the trailer draws you in and leaves you wanting more.
The first character we see is an intense faced John Boyega. Right then you tell yourself that Boyega is perfectly cast. Not too big of a star and he is known already from his Sci-fi role in 2011 ‘Attack the Block’ and he is immediately believable. We see him rockin the familiar Stormtrooper outfit and from that point on, all you can think of in your mind is, “It’s on”.
Then you see Daisy Ridley swoop in, and quickly it cuts over to Oscar Isaac piloting an X-wing leading the other X-wings into formation, then the scene quickly flashes to what appears to be at least one of the films villains yielding a light saber.
OMG! At this point you forget about Disney, you forget about all of your J.J. Abrams worries and your Star Wars senses are on overload. You can’t handle anymore. That’s when you see the Millennium Falcon swoop in and you hear the John Williams’’ classic Star Wars theme…….then your head explodes, or you applaud. Or your head explodes while you are applauding.
For now the score is, Disney and JJ one, cynical doubting fans 0. But this is just the first battle. The scary part is there is so much more to come. Enjoy the tease.