Almost any other year, you’d expect to see Mark Hamill at Comic Con, laughing maniacally like The Joker in one of many panels. This year, however, he’s over in London, filming Star Wars Episode VII. The BBC just posted a video of Hamill at the London Premier of Guardians of the Galaxy, sporting his contractually obligated beard. Along with talking about the emotions of stepping back onto set, he had very positive things to say about costars Andy Serkis and Daisy Ridley. He also took a moment to send a shout out to all his fans in San Diego.

Contractually obligated beard? He’s gone full Obi-Wan!