Legendary actor Mark Hamill will be honored Thursday with the 2,630th star on Tinsel Town's iconic sidewalk.
Skywalker's fate in the latest "Star Wars" episode, "The Last Jedi", left the question of his return for the final part of the sequel trilogy - due to begin shooting in July for a December 2019 release - somewhat up in the air.
Ford, who played Han Solo stood beside Hamill as he said a lovely speech about his friend and Star Wars co-star when things suddenly got incredibly emotional. Star Wars actresses Kelly Marie Tran and Billie Lourd were also on hand to watch the fan-favorite Jedi get his star, along with R2-D2 and a stormtrooper on the sidelines. I shouldn't say reality show, it's more like a game show'. "These will be brief remarks because words truly fail me".
Fans will undoubtedly recognize Hamill's memorable turn as "The Joker" throughout various Batman shows, movies, and media. That's exactly what I was looking for when I was looking for Luke Skywalker.
"Thinking about today, I was really sorry that we don't have...the other member of our trio here to celebrate with us." . "I haven't been this speechless since Force Awakens!". He thanked his family, "Star Wars" creator George Lucas and especially the fans for helping him achieve his dream.
"If it wasn't for the genius of George Lucas, I wouldn't be standing here today", Hamill, 66, said.
"If it weren't for the public, I'd be nowhere", said Hamill.
"You are with me through thick and thin, in the highs, in the lows, in everywhere in-between", he said. "He is, as he always was, a quiet, sincere, honest person".
"I prepared myself for this experience by going back and looking at the screen tests that I did with Mark and I was surprised, actually how good he was ... he had just the right blend of youthfulness and enthusiasm", stated Ford. "And may the Force be with all of you".
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