It’s something we never knew we wanted, yet desperately needed. Mark Hamill reading president-elect Donald Trump‘s tweets as the Joker has to be one of the most exciting events to have happened so far in 2017- (aside from Ed Sheeran releasing new music of course).
Hamill, who is most famous for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, has long served as the voice of the Joker in the animated Batman series, films and video games. His first role as the Gotham villain began with 1992’s Batman The Animated Series and has subsequently continued on through to 2016’s Justice League Action.
The idea sprouted from comedy writer Matt Oswalt, who tweeted about Trump’s New Year’s message.
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. Love!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2016
this sounds like something the Joker would say right before releasing a swarm of killer bees into Gotham https://t.co/SyKsCHvyuh
— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) December 31, 2016
BILLION DOLLAR IDEA: an App that you can feed every Trump tweet into that plays it back in @HamillHimself Joker voice. You're welcome.
— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) January 7, 2017
Hamill was clearly up for the challenge, and jumped at the chance to make fun of the American politician and businessman.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 7, 2017
It’s no secret Mark Hamill has no love for America’s future president. The actor thoroughly criticised Trump on social media throughout his presidential campaign last year, using hashtags #PutinsPuppet and #KGB4Trump to get his point across.
Have a listen to the disturbing audio clip below.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 8, 2017