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Mark Hamill stuns 'Star Wars' fans at Disneyland

The 66-year-old actor left a room full of 'Star Wars' fans open-mouthed as he casually strode on to the stage in front of the guests and introduced himself.

FILE: Mark Hamill speaks on stage at the ONWARD17 Conference on 2 November 2017 in New York City. Picture: AFP

LOS ANGELES - Movie icon Mark Hamill shocked fans with a surprise appearance during the Star Tours ride at Disneyland.

The 66-year-old actor, who plays the iconic Luke Skywalker in the sci-fi film franchise, left a room full of Star Wars fans open-mouthed as he casually strode on to the stage in front of the guests and introduced himself.

In a clip of the incident posted on his official Twitter page, Hamill is introduced by an employee at Disneyland, who says: "Actually, you know what, the captain did mention something about a special passenger. Oh, and the Force is strong with this one. So let me go ahead and..."

At that point, Hamill walks onto the stage, prompting gasps from the audience as he calmly says: "Hello everyone."

Then, some of the Star Wars fans break out into applause, as other guests grab their mobile phones to take a picture of the Hollywood star.

Meanwhile, Hamill - who has reprised the role of Luke for the much-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi - recently admitted he feels "possessive" about his most famous character.

The actor explained that because he's so strongly associated with Luke, he has developed strong feelings about how he's portrayed to moviegoers.

Hamill confessed: "That's the hard part. You don't want to admit how possessive you've become.

"There are times where you go, 'Really? That's what they think of Luke? I'm not only in disagreement - I'm insulted.' But that's the process and you thrash it all out."

Despite this, Hamill admitted that the other actors who were considered for the iconic role - including the likes of Will Seltzer, Robby Benson and William Katt - would also have made a success of it.

He shared: "They all could have been really good Luke Skywalkers, which really makes me appreciate the arbitrariness."

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