Why Kansas Is Going After One of the Heroes of ‘Star Wars’

Apr 24, 2018  •  Post A Comment

The state of Kansas is getting proactive about trying to bring one of the stars of “Star Wars” to the state. The AP reports that Kansas is “rolling out the welcome mat” for Mark Hamill, who plays Jedi Luke Skywalker in many of the “Star Wars” movies.

The report notes that Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer suggested Monday in a tweet that Hamill visit the state on May 4, known among “Star Wars” fans as Star Wars Day — as in, “May the Fourth be with you.”

“The love fest began after Hamill was asked in Twitter where he’d never been but wanted to go,” the AP reports. “He responded with the one-word answer of ‘Kansas.’ One fan photo edited the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, Scarecrow and Dorothy into the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit.”

The AP adds: “Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner responded with ‘I only let Jedi Warriors drive my patrol car.’ The state touted its roads in a tweet that included a video clip of Batman’s archenemy, the Joker, whom Hamill has voiced.”

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