UPDATE: Looks like there was a mix up. Michelle Warnky has removed her Instagram post and given an update in her Stories. Mark Hamill has clarified he will NOT be at the event.
After all the time we’ve spent studying Ninjas, it’s rare for us to see something online that literally makes us stop and go, “Wait, what did she just say?” That happened today when we spotted an Instagram post about an upcoming event in Ohio.
All seems pretty standard at first. Cool event coming up, getting the details out there, talking additional runs, sponsors, Mark Hamill. The norm.
....Hang on a second. Mark Hamill?
As in... Luke Skywalker... at a Ninja Warrior event?
Turns out it was too good to be true. After we originally published this article, Mark clarified that he would NOT be attending the event.
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I've met countless children in hospitals over the years & this little guy was one of the best! His name is Oscar. I loved the fact that, despite not having the slightest idea of who I was, he took the time to give me a check-up & make sure I was feeling OK. #LovingDoctorOscar
As far as we know, he hasn’t publicly expressed too much interest in Ninja Warrior, but we REALLY want to be corrected if we’re wrong about that!
Bottom line, folks, Mark will NOT be at this event, but we did just realize how badly we want a Mark Hamill/Ninja Warrior crossover... We can dream.
This story has been updated to reflect new information.