If there is to be a huge war between North Korea and the United States, the world’s most powerful Jedi Master would like everyone to wait at least until Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi is released in theaters.
On Tuesday, Mark Hamill retweeted an article from the Associated Press about Trump threatening “fire and fury” on North Korea. Hamill’s plea was the simple hashtag #WaitForVIII. Obviously, Hamill is being a little bit funny, but it does beg the question: Could the release of a new Star Wars movie bring world peace?
Watching Hollywood films is basically a crime in North Korea, but that doesn’t mean bootleg copies of various Star Wars movies couldn’t make their way to the country.
Notably, before The Force Awakens, Luke Skywalker’s final act in the Rebellion against the Empire was to refuse to fight. Throwing away his lightsaber, Luke said, “I’ll never turn to the dark side.” Hopefully, Mark Hamill’s peaceful pleas will be heard by world leaders everywhere.
Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi* will hit theaters on December 15.