Mark Hamill and ‘Big Bang Theory’ go together like peanut butter and jelly.
We’re in luck Star Wars fans, because Mark Hamill’s next nerdy adventure won’t require a trip to a galaxy far, far away. Actually, you’ll only need to walk as far as your living room and tune into the season finale of The Big Bang Theory.
CBS announced today that the legendary actor behind Luke Skywalker will guest star in the last episode of Season 11, airing on Wednesday, May 10. Fans of The Big Bang Theory were already amped for the finale, since it would feature the much-anticipated wedding between Sheldon (played by Jim Parsons) and Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik).
But now the hype train has reached hyperspeed, with the announcement that the Star Wars hero will be in the finale episode along with a few other guest star actors like Will Wheaton and Kathy Bates.
We’re not sure what the exact circumstances for the Jedi visit will be. Will Mark Hamill attend the wedding as himself, or will he don the Jedi robes so Luke Skywalker can give Sheldon his blessing on his big day?
There have been plenty of other icons of nerd culture who graced The Big Bang Theory before. Chief among them: Stephen Hawking, Buzz Aldrin, Bill Gates, Stan Lee, George Takei, and Leonard Nimoy. That’s not too shabby. But this one might take the cake in terms of nerd fantasy wish fulfillment.
I mean, we’ve heard of Star Wars-themed weddings. But how many can claim an actual Jedi guest in attendance?
You can catch the finale on May 10 at 8pm ET/PT on CBS.