Mark Hamill certainly likes to keep busy. In addition to filming Star Wars: Episode VIII and voicing the Joker for the anticipated Batman: The Killing Joke, he continues to keep the Force strong with his nerdy side. And he's taking it a step further by partnering up with the mecca of all things nerd: Comic-Con.
Featured on the new subscription video-on-demand channel Comic-Con HQ, Hamill will star in Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest, a docu-style series featuring the real stories of passionate fans and their vast collections.
In the promo, Hamill jokes about his own collection, amassed over the years, and how much of the overflow has been banished to storage units. But what else can the ultimate collector gather? Well, other people's collections!
“I’ve been a collector all my life. This show is a natural outgrowth of that passion. Now I have an opportunity to collect other people's collections! I can't wait to see what's out there and share it with the world. Collectibles are a living history of who and what we are, so we just might learn something — but there's no doubt we're going to have fun!”
And if one Star Wars superstar wasn't enough to make the show intriguing, Return of the Jedi producer Howard Kazanjian will serve as executive producer. Kazanjian, who was vice president of Lucasfilm during its expansion in the '80s, will be joined by producer Darren Moorman and Scott Kinney, a longtime collector and vintage show promoter.
Unfortunately, you'll have to wait until the fall to get your Hamill fix with Pop Culture Quest. But in the meantime, anyone can register for an extended trial of Comic-Con HQ, which rolls out this summer in conjunction with the San Diego convention.
Considering Hamill is the pop culture dad we all wish we had, Pop Culture Quest sounds like the show to watch for that lovely dose of collectible-based mushiness.
Star Wars: Episode VIII is out December 15, 2017, while Batman: The Killing Joke is out digitally on July 23. Expect to see Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest on Comic-Con HQ the fall.
Would you watch Mark Hamill talk toys and collectibles?