Mark Hamill Named Patrick's Day 'Guest of Honour'

Mark Hamill; Jacob Tremblay. AP

In addition to Mark's Star Wars connection, research into his family history has found that he has a double-link to Ireland.

In preparation for the home video release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Lucasfilm has been releasing snippets from the bonus content included with the digital and Blu-ray versions of the film.

Mark playfully told the site: 'This is just a cameo at the end.

Announcing the news, Minister for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciaran Cannon said: "I am delighted that actor Mark Hamill, known in every corner of the globe for his role as Luke Skywalker in the phenomenally successful Star Wars franchise, is to appear in Dublin's St Patrick's Day Festival as International Guest of Honour". The clip has been released on the official Star Wars Youtube channel.

In Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. We're not sure how his involvement in Star Wars: Episode 9 will pan out, but a prequel seems like a bad idea when it comes to expanding the mythology of Luke Skywalker.

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The initial tweet got over 40,000 retweets and almost 95,000 likes from women and men from all walks of life, including "NASA scientists, screenwriters, fandom queens and Luke Skywalker himself", she said. All he was doing was bulls eyeing wamp rats in his T-16.

After becoming the Wild Atlantic's most beloved visitor while filming the latest Star Wars episode in Skellig Michael in Kerry - to the point that one bar now commemorates the place he pulled a Guinness - Hamill is being welcomed back to these shores to kickstart a new honorary role of International Guests of Honour. While comics, books and other media have filled in some of that gap, that's a lot of time where there's probably plenty of stories that could be ripe for the big screen.

The second wave of Funko Pop! bobbleheads for Star Wars: The Last Jedi are arriving sometime this year.

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