Mark Hamill made for quite the arresting presence at the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday.
Or did he?
“Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill tweeted a photo of his “disguise” for the panel, sharing a picture of himself in a cap, sunglasses and a jacket emblazoned with a badge reading “Police Department City of New York.”
“Having LOADS of fun at #SDCC … This was my disguise at yesterday’s #Brooklyn99 panel,” Hamill wrote. “LOVED it & can’t wait for the new season!”
Hamill added the hashtags “#TheShowISinglehandedlySaved” and “#YoureWelcome,” apparent references to series star Terry Crews’ assertion that Hamill helped save the show after it was canceled by Fox earlier this year, and subsequently picked up by NBC.
After Fox gave the cop comedy the ax, Hamill was among those to express disappointment, tweeting, “Oh NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! … I’m SO not ready to say #ByeBye99. Be forewarned @FOXTV-when networks dump shows I love, I’m known for holding grudges a long, L-O-N-G time.”
Following NBC’s resurrection of the series, Crews tweeted, “@HamillHimself I want to personally THANK YOU Mark for using the power of the force to save Brooklyn Nine Nine!”
Hamill’s cop-out seemed to contradict his tweet from Thursday, when the actor hinted that he would be at the convention in disguise, with a different mask for each of the four days of the convention.
The masks that Hamill shared Thursday stem from four of his beloved roles. The first was of his face from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”; the second was of the Joker from “Batman: The Animated Series,” a voice-acting role Hamill has returned to again and again; the third from Luke Skywalker as he appeared in the original “Star Wars” in 1977; and the last was Skip, Hamill’s Yeti character from “The Regular Show.”
Of course, it’s possible too that Hamill isn’t at the convention at all, but merely yanking fans’ chains. He is known for being a Joker, after all.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 20, 2018