Actor Mark Hamill likes to have fun on Twitter.
In addition to sharing “Star Wars” behind-the-scenes tidbits, he also posts tons of hilarious tweets for his millions of followers to enjoy. But when Star Wars Day is approaching, the actor behind Luke Skywalker found a way to combine his usual comedy with “Star Wars” to create a new level of fan appreciation.
Mark Hamill Starts May Off On A Good Note
May The First Not Be The Worst With You pic.twitter.com/AonDlah7Uw
— Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) May 1, 2022
On Sunday, May 1, Mark posted an edited screenshot from 1977’s “A New Hope,” the first “Star Wars” movie released in theaters on May 25, 45 years ago to the month. After Obi-Wan Kenobi, played by the late Sir Alec Guinness, hands Luke his father’s lightsaber, he immediately looks down directly into where the blade is supposed to go. If he had turned it on, it would have resulted in the picture above.
Mark shared the meme with his followers on Sunday, and captioned it, “May the First Not Be The Worst With You.”
Although fans have heard of Star Wars Day, also known as May the Fourth Be With You, Mark Hamill seemed to develop a new day for each day of the month.
Mark Hamill Is Going All In On This ‘May Thing’
May The Second You Get Home Call So I Don’t Worry pic.twitter.com/7OLpZvrFFm
— Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) May 2, 2022
On May 2, Mark followed it up with “May The Second You Get Home Call So I Don’t Worry.”
May The Third Word Be “Third”
— Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) May 3, 2022
On the third, he followed it up with, “May The Third Word Be Bird Bird Bird_Bird Is The Word.” He later added, “May the Third Word Be ‘Third.'”
Although plenty of fans loved Mark’s tweets, many waited to see what he would write on the official Star Wars Day, which fell on Wednesday this year.
Mark Hamill’s Star Wars Day Tweet Does Not Disappoint
— Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) May 4, 2022
On Wednesday morning, Hamill tweeted, “May The Fourth Be Just Another Random Day To Some… But We Know Better,” adding the #MayThe4thBeWithYou.”
Many fans echoed the hashtag and showed off pictures of their Star Wars merchandise, from shirts to Funko Pops. Other fans posted a plethora of hilarious Star Wars memes.
— Josh Hanson (@BatFanCan) May 4, 2022
“May the 4th is a Jedi Holiday… some of us have to work today,” one meme said, showing a Stormtrooper sitting at an office while drinking out of a mug.
— Katie Salidas (@QuixoticKatie) May 4, 2022
Another fan followed it up with an “Office Space” meme of Darth Vader in a tie, saying, “Yea, if you could just surrender to the Force, that’d be great.”
Mark wasn’t the only Star Wars actor to wish their fans a Happy Star Wars Day! Actress Daisy Ridley, who played Rey in the sequel trilogy, shared several photos and videos from the set of 2019’s “The Rise of Skywalker,” which marked the last movie in the Skywalker Saga.
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In her Instagram Story, Daisy clarified that the impressive lightsaber choreography in the final slide never made it into the movie, but said that it was still fun to do!