Mark Hamill is the voice for the Joker and Luke Skywalker and it’s weird

In the years since he made his name playing Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, Mark Hamill has done a lot of voice acting.

One of his most well-known voice roles is the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series and the spinoff video games. This gives him the unique opportunity and expertise to perform a scenario that would otherwise only exist in fanfiction: Luke Skywalker vs. the Joker.

During an interview last week, Hamill recreated the famous “I am your father” scene with the Joker as Darth Vader. It’s straight-up awesome to watch, and kind of makes us wish that Mark Hamill could play a really cartoonish, old-school version of the Joker in a live-action Batman movie. Too bad Gotham is likely to take the gritty realism route instead.

With many more Mark Hamill publicity appearances happening in the run-up to the new Star Wars movie, can we hope to see more Batman/Star Wars action? Here’s hoping.

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Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor