Mark Hamill Reads Donald Trump’s Tweets as The Joker
Star Wars icon Mark Hamill has lit up the Internet with his take on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s New Year’s Eve tweet to his followers — as Batman’s arch-enemy The Joker.
Hamill, who has been voicing the comic book villain in animated Batman series for years, left fans more than a little unsettled by reading Trump’s note as the Gotham City bad guy.
He tweeted an audio clip of The Joker reciting Trump’s December 31 post: “Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do.”
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 8, 2017
The tweet was sparked by comedy writer Matt Oswalt — the brother of comedian Patton Oswalt — who retweeted Trump’s message on New Year’s Eve and added: “This sounds like something the Joker would say right before releasing a swarm of killer bees into Gotham.”
On Saturday, Oswalt tweeted: “BILLION DOLLAR IDEA: an App that you can feed every Trump tweet into that plays it back in @HamillHimself Joker voice.”
Hamill responded: “As soon as I figure out how to tweet soundbites, I’d LOVE to. Nobody writes better super-villain dialogue than #Trumputin! #KremlinCandidate.”
Twitter followers quickly came to Hamill’s aid and the audio clip was created.