Marvel and Star Wars are such huge franchises that it’s inevitable that they share some of the same actors. Samuel L. Jackson and Andy Serkis have had notable roles in both series, and they might soon be joined by Luke Skywalker himself–Mark Hamill. Hamill was drawn into a conversation on Twitter with Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn about potentially appearing in the next film in Marvel’s sci-fi series.
It all started with a tweet from a fan @ianfee, who asked Gunn if he would cast Hamill in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Gunn replied by commenting that Hamill lived nearby in Malibu, and he could “just come over and talk about it over a cup of coffee.”
At this point Hamill himself entered the conversation and told Gunn that “as a good neighbor and an unemployed actor” he would love to pop over for a coffee and a chat. The exchange ended with Gunn saying “let’s do it” and Hamill asking him to DM him for his contact details if he was “serious and a good neighbor.”
I would be happy to do so, both as a good neighbor & an unemployed actor.
All the best, mh
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) February 26, 2018
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is set to hit theaters in 2020. Gunn has confirmed that this will be his final movie in the series, and last year explained that he wanted to ensure that Vol. 3 ended the trilogy properly. “There is a history in Hollywood of haphazard endings to trilogies, and I didn’t want to become a part of that dishonorable tradition of pretending the third one doesn’t exist,” he said.
“My love for [the characters] goes deeper than you guys can possibly imagine. I feel they have more adventures to go on and things to learn about themselves and the wonderful and sometimes terrifying universe we all inhabit.”