Few celebs interact with their fans on social media as much as Mark Hamill. Whether it’s discussing politics or wishing people a happy birthday, Hamill definitely knows his way around the Twitter-sphere. But this past weekend was San Diego Comic-Con and a little rumor got spread around online.
There's an unsubstantiated rumor I'm at #SDCC right now wearing a mask to avoid being recognized (I'm not)-But if I really WAS there in disguise, would I lie about it to fool people-secretly talk to fans-attend panels & have fun? (I would) #ComicConCon pic.twitter.com/8vxvFsQg48— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 19, 2018
Known for being a playful internet troll to his followers, people weren’t sure what to make of his claims. He proceeded to add fuel to the fire and released a photo of himself dressed in full support of the show he had some hand in helping revive, Brooklyn 99. The popular police comedy had a panel at SDCC this weekend, so was Hamill there in secret?
Was he there? It was hard to tell as Hamill wasn’t doing much to dispel the rumors, posting photos of his planned cosplays, as well as a picture of himself getting suited up in a First Order Stormtrooper costume.
Would I lie about being in disguise at #SDCC? Sorry- I misspoke & said I "would" instead of "wouldn't" FUN FACT: I'M HERE RIGHT NOW!! Here are the 4 masks I'll be wearing (1 for each day) so be on HIGH ALERT & please say hello when you see me!?? #MaskedMark pic.twitter.com/QVfZ34fIM0— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 19, 2018
#SDCC DAY 3 WISH LIST: A) Don't arouse any suspicions it's me because I'm too short for this costume B) Find that ultra-rare comic book I need to complete my collection C) Get @NathanHamill's autograph (if I can find Booth #1415) D) Find the perfect nacho ? pic.twitter.com/xXsViybWwc— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 21, 2018
Hamill’s playful nature must have finally broken people because many insisted they saw him there, even dressed as an orange faced Stormtrooper who loves golfing. (Wonder who that’s referencing?)
In the true spirit of trolling, Hamill did nothing to quash fans’ hopes. He insisted all of the attributed photos were him—even when it sometimes wasn’t physically possible.
Thought I was #MarkMasterOfDiguise, but now @KenPlume has spotted me... TWICE! Hey #SDCC-goers- If you have photographic proof you've seen me here in San Diego, please post your evidence ASAP! #IDoubleDogDareYou#KetchupWithHamill #SDCCCon https://t.co/kPzwNAPBs9— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 21, 2018
Was the famed Jedi Master really at the con over the weekend? Probably not. However, only he really knows. Still, it’s fun to imagine Hamill there at every turn.