'Star Wars' April Fools' Day Meme Turns Han Solo Spoiler Into Hilarious Comic

Jonathan Franks

April 1, 2016, was a big day for Star Wars fans and talented pranksters.

In addition to being April Fools' Day, it was also the day of the highly anticipated digital release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

— Blu-rayDisc Reporter (@BlurayReporter) March 30, 2016

*WARNING: Star Wars Movie Spoilers Ahead*

Cartoonist Luke McGarry achieved that goal successfully by poking fun at the infamous spoiler that made headlines (and hashtags) of its own when the movie was first released in theaters last December.

One of the most epic scenes of the movie was when Han Solo, a longtime favorite of the Star Wars franchise, was killed by the film's main villain Kylo Ren. The fact that Kylo Ren was Han's son made his death scene even more painful to watch, especially for fans that have been enjoying the Millennium Falcon's record-setting captain since the very first Star Wars movie.

— joel bowker kofi (@joelbowkerkofi1) March 30, 2016

— Today Tech (@Today__Tech) December 17, 2015

— Chris Woodfield (@CWoodfield83) March 24, 2016

— celticsfan22 (@celticsfan221) March 21, 2016

The second frame (and inevitable punchline) of this Star Wars April Fools' Day comic revealed that it was never Han Solo at Chewie's front door after all. On the contrary, it was just Finn playing a horrifying, line-crossing April Fools' Day prank on the Wookie.

When he posted this Star Wars April Fools' Day meme on Twitter Thursday, McGarry referred to it as the "cruelest April fools joke of all."

— Luke McGarry (@lukeymcgarry) March 31, 2016

— Luke McGarry (@lukeymcgarry) April 1, 2016

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