Just in case you’ve been living in a dark hole somewhere, Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters in December and shattered domestic and global box-office records soon after. Filming on the yet-to-be-titled Episode VIII is currently under way, which means that co-stars John Boyega and Daisy Ridley get to spend a lot of time with legacy player Mark Hamill. Which is great, because unlike Harrison Ford, Hamill loves social media and uses it frequently — especially if there’s an opportunity to troll Star Wars fans who constantly hit the F5 key to see his latest tweets.
Hamill often uses the social-media platform to help followers in need, but with recent tweets about Luke Skywalker’s sexuality and Rey’s parentage, it has become abundantly clear that the 64-year-old actor is a troll. (A nice troll, but a troll nonetheless.) Consider his latest feat of brilliance — what Mashable deemed to be a somewhat spoilery tweet about the plot of Episode VIII that disguised itself as birthday wishes for Boyega.
Boyega responded to the tweet in kind the next morning.
Unsurprisingly, Hamill’s followers and avid Star Wars fans weren’t as thrilled as Boyega with the forced typo-cum-spoiler regarding Finn’s parentage in the film.