Mark Hamill was 25 when "Star Wars" was released in May 1977. New franchise star John Boyega just turned 25 on March 17, 2017. Hamill's Twitter is a gift that keeps on giving, and this week he posted 1) possibly the first-ever photo of Luke on the set of "Star Wars," and 2) an adorable birthday shout-out to his "son," Boyega.
Hamill also got candid when a fan asked, "At that very moment, were you thinking 'This is gonna be my big break' or 'Crap, it's early, dusty and way too bright'?"
Hamill and Boyega shared a very father/son exchange to celebrate the young star's 25th b-day:
Late response because I'm in Beijing but thanks dad @HamillHimself— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) March 19, 2017
Kids! They never call, they never write & the excuses just get more elaborate- "I'm in Beijing" Yeah, right & I'm on a date w/ Beyonce-LOL! https://t.co/ekaF9IiXid— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 19, 2017
Boyega was actually on the set of "Pacific Rim 2" for the milestone:
Pleasant surprise !Turning 25 on set with the Pacific Rim family is an absolute joy ! Thank you all for the surprise ❤️❤️#pacificrimuprising pic.twitter.com/sDT7zqiY8k— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) March 17, 2017
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" opens December 15th, 2017. "Pacific Rim: Uprising" is scheduled for release February 23rd, 2018.
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