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Confirmed: Before Acting in Episode IV, Mark Hamill Had Never Seen A Star Wars Movie

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Sun, 13 May 2018 19:14:13 Z)

Actor Mark Hamill confirmed it via his Twitter account, where he posted a meme that read "Before acting in Episode IV - A New Hope Mark Hamill had never seen a Star Wars Movie".

Screenshot of https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/995734742958944256

We can confirm this information is indeed correct since Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope was the first movie in the franchise to come out in 1977 and there were no earlier Star Wars movies Hamill could have seen.

The various episodes in the series came out in disjointed order: first IV, V and VI, then I, II and III and finally VII and VIII, with IX expected in December of 2019.

(Yeah, we know it is a joke, but we wanted to try out our new markup for "True" stories)

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About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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  • Mark Hamill on Twitter

    “Can someone who has seen this recently tell me if it's just an on-set production still or did it actually happen in the movie? #ShortTermMemoryLoss” -- https://twitter.com
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