Now that Mark Hamill’s time in Star Wars is, at the very least, winding down, the “unemployed” actor is looking for work. He may have stumbled upon his next job. A fan connected Hamill and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 writer-director James Gunn yesterday and a couple years from now, we may be punctuating our memory of this moment with the phrase “and the rest is history.”

Upon a fan’s suggestion that Gunn find a role for Hamill in GotG Vol. 3, the filmmaker was immediately open to the idea. Hamill was as well, and the two began arranging a meeting via Twitter.

Gunn: I think lives around the corner from me in Malibu so he can just come over and we can talk about it over a cup of coffee.

Hamill: I would be happy to do so, both as a good neighbor & an unemployed actor. All the best, mh

Gunn: Haha let’s do it.

Hamill: DM me for my contact info if you’re serious. (& a good neighbor) xoxo, mh

Gunn: Yes I will although I don’t think your DMs are on for me.

Hamill: Just followed you. Is that how DM’s work?

What a time to be alive when fans can promote their casting ideas directly to actors and filmmakers who might actually read and consider those ideas. Now that the conversation has moved into direct messages, this will probably be the last we hear of it for some time.

James Gunn has found roles for Hollywood legends and the cinematic heroes of his youth in this franchise, so there’s probably room for Hamill somewhere in GotG Vol. 3. Even if it’s just a cameo, that would make for an incredible moment and a fun homage to a franchise that’s obviously been a notable influence on the Guardians films.

Source: Reddit

What role would you like to see Mark Hamill play in GotG Vol. 3? Let’s pitch some ideas in the comments!