“He’s never boring”: DC Fans Have Even More Ammunition to Prove Why Mark Hamill’s Greatest Role Was Joker, Not Luke Skywalker

Mark Hamill's iconic Joker performance overshadowed Luke Skywalker, after the actor's passionate explanation about his DC character.

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  • Mark Hamill is offer considered the greatest voice actor for Joker because of he way he often reinvented the villain and tried character evolution.
  • Although his role a Luke Skywalker is what launched him to stardom, fans believe, Hamill’s performance as Joker can surpass his Star Wars role.
  • Considering his passion towards his DCAU character, fans got staunch points to support their arguments about Joker being his best performance.
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For every DC fan who has been introduced to Batman, his foes, and Gotham City via Batman: The Animated Series, Mark Hamill will always be the preferred Joker. Although the actor is famously known for his onscreen performance as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, fans still believe his way of striking the essential balance between crazy and scary was beyond comparison.

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Mark Hamill in Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)
Mark Hamill in Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)

There’s no denying that Mark Hamill delivered an indomitable performance in the Star Wars franchise, but he will always prevail on top, for being the greatest voice for the Joker. And after Hamill’s interview during the Star Wars Weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2014, fans have found even more ways to prove that the actor’s greatest role was hands down, Joker.

Why Mark Hamill’s Role as Joker is Considered His Best Performance?

Without a doubt, Mark Hamill’s iconic role as Star Wars hero Luke Skywalker prevails as one of his most riveting performances in all of pop culture. Even amid the franchise’s divisive fanbase, people’s admiration for Hamill united them through decades.

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However, as the actor began branching out and trying on television roles, with his resume ranging from from superhero animations to war drama, Hamill turned into one of the most beloved figures in all of nerddom.

That’s when his role as the DC villain Joker in Batman: The Animated Series (1992) became one of his most memorable roles, surpassing his previous works as Luke Skywalker. Although over the years many actors have offered beloved interpretations of DC villains, rarely anyone came as close to perfection as Hamill.

Although there are other voice actor’s versions of the devilish menace and their individual legendary performances, Hamill’s take somehow created a greater impact on animation fans.

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Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: A New Hope
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: A New Hope

Mark Hamill’s take on Joker turned into one of his greatest performances because of the way he often reinvented the villain and tried character evolution over time. The actor’s voice had such an impact that he kept reprising his role in Mask of the Phantasm, New Batman Adventures, Superman: The Animated Series, and more. Not just shows, but Hamill also voiced numerous other versions of Joker for Rocksteady’s Arkhamverse games.

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Mark Hamill voiced as Joker in Batman: The Animated Series (1992) | image: Warner Bros. Animation

Over the years, Mark Hamill’s villainous mastery of Joker made his renowned role as Luke Skywalker pale in comparison. DC fans have often argued that his Star Wars role will always be left in the shadows compared to his performance as Joker.

Sure, Luke Skywalker is his most iconic role but, considering the way Hamill brought the Clown Prince of Crime to life, just by using his voice, he is credited as the greatest voice for the Joker.

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Fans Use Mark Hamill’s Passion for Joker to Prove Why it’s His Best Role

While fans have always had reasons and explanations for why they preferred Mark Hamill’s role as Joker over his Star Wars character, now they have proof. Following the actor’s 2014 interview during the Star Wars Weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios via MouseSteps, fans addressed Hamill’s passion for the DC character which is enough to speculate Joker as his greatest role.

There have been so many voice actors dedicated to delivering a great job, but everybody else said Mark’s Joker is really the best” the interviewer announced.

Kevin Conroy's Batman and Mark Hamill's Joker
Kevin Conroy’s Batman and Mark Hamill’s Joker

There are so many great actors Kevin Michael Richardson, Jeff Bennett, Michael Emerson, Troy Baker. The retired voice actor of Arkham City, no spoiler but he doesn’t anymore offer Joker’s voice. But I do miss him, there was a fun about playing the character, who’s insane. I mean he’s unpredictable, he’s never boring.

Explaining his appreciation for the character and what he misses the most, now that he no longer offers his voice for Joker, Mark Hamill went on to explain how he gradually went from one DC show to another and kept reprising his villainous role.

Witnessing his passion while explaining his journey, fans even more strongly asserted their views about Hamill being the greatest Joker actor ever.

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Written by Krittika Mukherjee

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Krittika is a News Writer at FandomWire with 2 years of prior experience in lifestyle and web content writing. With her previous works available on HubPages and Medium, she has woven over 1000 stories with us, about fan-favorite actors, movies, and shows. Post-graduate in Journalism and Honors-graduate in English Literature, when this art enthusiast isn't crafting your next favorite article, she finds her escapism in coffee, fiction, and the Wizarding World.