See Mark Hamill Celebrating A Major Change

By Britta DeVore | 2 months ago

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If you were one of Mark Hamill’s 4.9 million followers who couldn’t seem to track the actor down via Twitter over the weekend, you weren’t alone. It turns out that after nearly a decade of holding the Twitter handle, @HamillHimself, the social media platform allowed Hamill to switch it to the more recognizable, @MarkHamill. The big reveal happened on Saturday with Hamill writing that Twitter “finally” gave him the green light to use his full name. He went on to say that he hoped the change wouldn’t leave any “confusion” or “nostalgia” in its wake surrounding the loss of “alliteration” that his last handle held. Rounding out his message to fans, Hamill jokingly wrote that he also hoped the shock wouldn’t spread as to why he didn’t toss his middle name, Richard, into the new tag as well. 

Over the years, social media has been on top of fan pages vs. real pages when it comes to those in the public eye. Those fancy blue check marks have been a sure fire way to know that who you’re following is the real celeb and not a fake. While Mark Hamill did have that blue notation prior to this past weekend’s name change, it still seems like he’s needed to deal with his fair share of confusion. Just a week ago, the actor dropped another Tweet warning fans that he would never, under any circumstances, request anything from his followers. He said this was a sure fire way to sniff out a posing account and put the kibosh on it. Always holding a sense of humor, the Star Wars actor wrote that this rule only left out asking for extra followers which he said was something he’s likely to do. 

Known best for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, Mark Hamill has passed his green lightsaber on to another. It was recently announced that young actor Grant Feely would be stepping into the role of the child version of the Jedi, a casting reveal that Hamill wholeheartedly supported on his Twitter. Feely will take on the character in the upcoming Disney+ series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, which is slated to land on the streaming platform on May 25, 2022. The new show sets out to tell the story behind the famous Jedi master, Obi-Wan, and what he was up to ten years following the events of Revenge of the Sith. Along with Feely, the series will star Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Moses Ingram, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, Sung Kang, Kumail Nanjiani, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Simone Kessell, Benny Safdie, Maya Erskine, and Rory Ross. 

While for many of us making a change to our social media handles means that we may lose some followers or need to fill in friends on the update, we have a feeling that won’t be the case for Mark Hamill. If anything, the actor’s decision will only lead him to gain more of what he’s been after this whole time – more followers. Now, if we could just get info on his next role!