Twitter May Have Gotten Mark Hamill A Part in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

One of the allures of Twitter is that a normal person can indeed get the attention of a celebrity if the planets are in alignment. I myself have managed to grab the attention of Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill on Twitter recently, so if I can do it, anyone can, because I’m just the lowly Entertainment Buddha. Either way it’s a thrill to have someone you respect, like or mention your tweet to them, which is why so many people flock to the social media app on a daily basis. It gives you access to people you never thought would cross your path, so while it’s predominantly used to spread misinformation and hate, Twitter can be used for good and a bit of fun.

A perfect example of this went down over the past few days for a Twitter user named Ian Fee, who casually tweeted at James Gunn, the director of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Fee simply asked if James Gunn would consider using Mark Hamill in the third Guardians movie, and to the surprise of everyone, Gunn replied and hinted that he was open to making it happen. This in turn caused Mark Hamill to get in on the discussion, who said he’d be down for a role since he’s now out of work. The two then went back and forth and ultimately ended up exchanging a direct message in what appears to be a legitimate attempt to work Hamill into the next Guardians film.

First off, how great does Ian Fee feel? Imagine being the reason for Mark Hamill getting into a Marvel movie if he and Gunn actually work something out? This exact scenario is why Twitter is so very popular, and why us commoners use it to get in touch with those prominent figures in society that we respect or look up to. Now this exchange is a bit extraordinary because it may in fact lead to something major happening in the MCU, and wasn’t just a celeb wishing a fan Happy Birthday, so it just goes to show you that even if you think no one is listening, they are, and you never know who may pick up on a thought you throw into the Twitterverse.

Anyway, you can check out the full exchange below. Here’s to hoping Fee gets his wish.

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