Nov 24, 2015 03:55 PM EST

Mark Hamill Confirms Star Wars VII Role via Twitter

Mark Hamill Confirms Star Wars VII Role via Twitter
Mark Hamill made fans happy the other day when he tweeted about his upcoming role in Star Wars VII, as well as mentioning his beard. 

Hamill, who isn't present in any of the marketing that has occurred for the Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, tweeted -  "Last shaved on 10/22 after final day of my 2nd #TheFlash (which airs 12/8 #XmasTrix), just in time for Ep VIII-whew!"

While Hamill's character, Luke, is, according to J.J. Abrams, a "very important aspect of the story", fans were wondering how much of a part he would be playing in the films. However, it appears that he will be getting more screen time in the next installment, as they had been seen filming recently in Ireland at Skellig Michael Island. is beard is a sign that his character is keeping with the old Jedi tradition.

Hamill's character on The Flash, the Trickster, is clean shaven, so the actor apparently had just enough time to grow in his beard (which is an old Jedi tradition) for his role as Luke.
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