Putting out a tweet, N.J can’t have anticipated the response, with over 113,000 likes in just 5 days and a galaxy of Star Wars luminaries including Mark Hamill and Ashley Eckstein sending encouraging replies. “It’s hard to convey my gratitude, my joy, the exhilaration of being recognized this way”. “I haven’t been this speechless since The Force Awakens”, Hamill said. From Jedi to Joker (he has voiced Batman’s archenemy) and back again, it’s been a fantastic ride.
“Star Wars is a big galaxy, and you can sort of find nearly anything you want to in Star Wars.”, said J.J. Abrams, who is returning to helm Episode IX after directing The Force Awakens.
Ford, who starred as Han Solo in “Star Wars” alongside Hamill, joked there were “a lot more people that showed up for my star” before taking a moment to remember their co-star Carrie Fisher, who died at the age of 60 in 2016.
“When thinking about today, I was really sorry we don’t have the other member of our trio to celebrate with us, but I feel her presence”, Ford said. Stars gathered for the event, including Kelly Marie Tran, Billie Lourd, Kathleen Kennedy, Howard Kazanjian and Rian Johnson.
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