Everybody loves Mark Hamill (that should be the title of his new sitcom). The actor famous for playing Luke Skywalker and voicing the Joker in the Batman Animated Series and Arkham games has a very active presence on social media, especially Twitter.
His feed is arguably one of the best around – he might even give James Blunt a run for his money as the ‘King of Twitter’.
And his online antics have now led him to accidentally becoming a fan of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club.
Let me explain how all this started. Wolves fans posed the idea on Twitter that Mark Hamill could be a supporter of the Championship side, and this then got a ‘like’ from the legendary Star Wars actor himself – the story spiralled from there.
Hamill later revealed that he thought they were referring to the animal. He’d never actually heard of the football team before, yet accepted his newly adopted side with grace, and can now be classed as an official fan of Wolves – the football club, not the animals. Although he does like them as well.
When asked if I liked the"Wolves"I thought they meant the animal. But everyone got so excited-I HAD to be a fan-there's no turning back now!— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 9, 2017
Fair play, Mark. You could’ve gone back on your word and done what most US celebs do – support Manchester United in search of some form of glory – but no, you’ve doomed yourself to years of likely suffering, and we respect you for it.
It’ll be interesting to see whether ever he turns up for an actual match. He’d definitely be greeted with open arms, and the Force would be very strong with Wolves on that day.
With the club currently sitting third in the Championship, maybe he’s picked a pretty good time to get on board – though there’s a long way to go this season if Wolves are to drag themselves back into the top division for the first time since 2012.
You’ll be able to see Mark Hamill return as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is coming to UK cinemas on 15 December.