While Super Bowl LIII has come and gone, Star Wars fans left the game empty handed, since no footage or official title from the upcoming Star Wars Episode IX airing during the broadcast. However, Mark Hamill revealed some"exclusive breaking news" by reminding fans that Futurama's had a joking take on the film's title back in 2000.
In a post to his Twitter account, Hamill addressed Star Wars fans, reminding them that the truth can always be found in cartoons, pointing out that Futurama said Star Wars: Episode IX was subtitled Yoda's Bah Mitzvah in Season 2 episode "The Lesser of Two Evils'
Disappointed there was no #StarWars trailer shown during the #SuperBowl? Agonizing over how long you'll have to wait until they drop the title? RELAX nerds! #Futurama predicted it years ago & we all know: Cartoons. Never. Lie. EXCLUSIVE BREAKING "NEWS": #EpIXYodasBarMitzvah pic.twitter.com/oR12BYfNPK— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) February 4, 2019
As Hamill wrote. "Agonizing over how long you'll have to wait until they drop the title? RELAX nerds! #Futurama predicted it years ago & we all know: Cartoons. Never. Lie."
Hamill included a screen cap from the Futurama episode along with a couple posts of Yoda in a yarmulke and a Hamill signed picture of Obi-Wan Kenobi actor Sir Alec Guinness, inscribed "My Rabbi."
It's worth noting that Hamill voiced Futurama's Chanukah Zombie, who was friends with the killer Robot Santa Claus and Kwanzaa-bot, in the 2007 direct-to-DVD film Bender's Big Score.
On a more realistic note, it's not currently clear when the real title or first footage from Episode IX will be revealed, but it's expected within the next few months and could happen at this year's Star Wars Celebration Chicago.
Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode IX stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Matt Smith, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher. The film is set to hit theaters Dec. 20.