Star Wars actor Mark Hamill tricked fans at this year’s Comic-Con by donning a number of disguises, most notably a Stormtrooper.
The star revealed that he had gone incognito as a Stormtrooper from the recent trilogy on Instagram, telling fans that his Comic-Con wish list included not “arousing any suspicions” that he was inside the costume. You can view his disguise below.
He also donned a Trump Vader costume and attended Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s panel in disguise.
"Just remember Jerry… It's not a lie… if you believe it." (George Costanza/Seinfeld) https://t.co/94EakEilx2
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 23, 2018
Hamill’s character Luke Skywalker disguised himself as a Stormtrooper in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope in 1977 with Han Solo when they rescued Princess Leia in the Death Star.
It is unclear whether Hamill will return in Episode 9 but in a tweet posted on March 14, 2018 he included an action figure of his role as Luke in The Last Jedi captioned “Senior Citizen Jedi Pension-Plan Future Force-Ghost Luke” – implying he thinks Luke will be returning as a Force ghost in Episode 9. And it’s not the first time he’s teased his fans about returning for the final movie of the new trilogy.
In 2016, Hamill teased his character’s death in The Last Jedi – but he also stated he’d be back for Episode 9 – another hint that he’ll be returning as Luke’s Force ghost.
Hamill recently trolled fans with a mock Episode IX casting announcement.
He posted on his Instagram page an illustration of an empty robe and a post which read: “BREAKING NEWS: #StarWars #EpisodeIX writer/director JJ Abrams casts Empty Robe in latest installment of much anticipated space-saga.”