Star Wars fans are losing it over a new Jedi Survivor ad where Mark Hamill schools Cal Kestis

Star Wars Jedi Survivor
(Image credit: EA)

There's a new Star Wars: Jedi Survivor ad starring original Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill and Cal Kestis actor Cameron Monaghan, and it's going down a storm on social media.

The ad is admittedly quite charming, the conceit of which is Hamill providing Jedi tips to Monaghan as the latter does mocap work for Star Wars: Jedi Survivor. Hamill reminds Monaghan he isn't "playing baseball" as he's holding a lightsaber incorrectly, and later a blindfolded Monaghan tells Hamill he doesn't "really have the force" as he attempts to dodge handfuls of popcorn thrown at him by Hamill. It's obviously just a promotional stunt as EA and Respawn prepare to launch the sequel on Friday, but it's a fun watch regardless. Check it out: 

Naturally, fans of the forthcoming sequel and the iconic film franchise are over the moon watching the original Luke Skywalker become a mentor figure of sorts to the new protagonist of the video game franchise - even if it's only for 60 seconds as part of a marketing campaign.

Hamill himself even joined in on the fun, joking that his brief tenure as Cal Kestis's Jedi coach wasn't a walk in the park.

If this adorable ad didn't hype you enough, have a look at our glowing Star Wars Jedi: Survivor review to find out why we called it "more ambitious, confident, and heartfelt than Fallen Order." Just be ready for what sounds like a pretty long series of performance fixes.

In case you missed it, Star Wars: Jedi Survivor will have a photo mode at launch, and we took some gorgeous pictures with it during our review.

Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.