Handed the honor while promoting Netflix’s ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’, the ‘Star Wars’ star is added to the winners list that includes director George Lucas and late Marvel boss Stan Lee.
AceShowbiz –Mark Hamill was handed the 2019 Icon Award at Comic-Con in San Diego, California on Friday (July 19).
The “Star Wars” actor was at the fan convention promoting Netflix’s “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” when he was surprised with the honour.
“I told you how lucky I feel to be able to do all the things I loved as a kid and get paid for it, so this just seems wildly excessive, but is much appreciated,” Hamill told fans. “Listen guys, if it weren’t for you, I certainly wouldn’t be standing here.”
“I started coming to these cons years before I met George (Lucas). I was at the con when they said, ‘Did you hear? There’s going to be 5,000 people this year’. And we were like, ‘Wow! How many are women?’ I thank you very, very much.”
Lucas and late Marvel comic book guru Stan Lee are among the past winners of the Icon Award.
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