May the 4th Be with You! Mark Hamill, Natalie Portman and More Post Tributes for 'Star Wars' Day

Occurring every May 4, Star Wars Day this year also sees the premiere of the franchise's newest installment, The Bad Batch, on Disney+

Mark Hamill, Natalie Portman, Samuel L. Jackson
From L to R: Mark Hamill, Natalie Portman and Samuel L. Jackson. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty; Jon Kopaloff/Getty; Jim Spellman/WireImage

Star Wars fans don't have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to see some of the franchise's biggest actors paying tribute to the series on May 4 this year — just head to Instagram!

In honor of the unofficial Star Wars Day on Tuesday, Mark Hamill, Natalie Portman, Samuel L. Jackson, Pedro Pascal and more showed appreciation on social media for the iconic space-western film and television franchise.

Joked Hamill (who has played Luke Skywalker in the original and sequel film trilogy), 69, alongside a throwback movie poster, "I'm beginning to accept the fact that I'll probably never do another movie that gets its own day."

Jackson, 72, posted a selfie in which he wore a T-shirt bearing an image of a purple lightsaber — the color wielded by his character Mace Windu — and wrote, "MAY THE 4th BE WITH YOU‼️‼️👊🏾"

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Pedro Pascal
Pedro Pascal. Pedro Pascal/Instagram

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Portman, 39, shared a throwback image of herself and her "forever friend" Ahmed Best, who voiced Jar Jar Binks in the prequel trilogy that starred Portman as Padmé Amidala, sharing a hug during their time filming Attack of the Clones "in Sydney, 20 years ago!"

"Love you my sister.❤️❤️❤️❤️," Best, 47, wrote in a comment on the sweet post. (He also made his own post, honoring The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker's Kelly Marie Tran.)

Other stars like Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels and Billie Lourd got in on the fun too, with the latter paying tribute to Carrie Fisher by dressing her son Kingston Fisher, 7 months, as her late mother's character Princess Leia.

"💕♏️🅰️🌱 ✝️♓️📧 4️⃣✝️♓️💕," Lourd, who appeared in the recent Star Wars trilogy as Kaydel Connix, captioned her Instagram post, which also showed Kingston watching one of Fisher's Star Wars scenes while wearing a onesie with Leia artwork and adorable knit hat styled like Leia's iconic double-bun hairdo.

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Fittingly, the latest installment in the Star Wars universe, The Bad Batch, dropped Tuesday on Disney+.

The animated show follows the experimental clones of the Bad Batch as they navigate the rapidly changing galaxy in the aftermath of the Clone Wars. Each member of the group possesses a singular exceptional skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew. With their unique individual abilities, they take on daring mercenary missions, while attempting to find their new purpose.

The Bad Batch's characters were first introduced in The Clone Wars, which premiered in 2008 on Cartoon Network and wrapped its final season on Disney+ last year.

Several other Star Wars-themed cinematic experiences (including a crossover short with The Simpsons, titled The Force Awakens From Its Nap) are now available to stream on Disney+ to mark the holiday.

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