UPDATE! Mark Hamill Pranks Fans With First Look at Episode VIII (of Pop Culture Quest).
While the big reveals about Star Wars Episode VIII will have to wait until April’s Celebration Orlando, Mark Hamill is teasing that we’ll be getting a first look at the movie in the near future through his own show, Pop Culture Quest… Or is he?
— Pop Culture Quest (@popculturequest) January 6, 2017
If the episodes of the show are released on a weekly basis, then the soonest opportunity that this preview could happen would be on January 10, when the next episode is set to air. Bear in mind that this next episode will be the eighth episode of the show, and he might just be pulling a classic bait-and-switch on us by revealing that he’ll preview the Episode 8 of his own show instead of the next installment to Star Wars. In any case, news on whether or not the Joker is up to his old tricks should hit soon.
Is this really just another case of Mark Hamill messing around with the fans on Twitter in the way that he likes to do? Could we get a title announcement? Will we learn a little bit about the story of the movie? Only time will tell. For now, though, I wouldn’t expect too much – if it’s not just a prank, then we’ll probably get something comparable to the scope of the short teaser we got at the start of filming last year, though it might be a bit bigger than that. We’ll be sure to keep you covered at Star Wars News Net.
And as many had predicted, it was just another case of Mark Hamill fooling around. Again.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 7, 2017
Well, that was a fun little diversion! Now we go back to playing the waiting game.
Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.