More Hollywood stars are getting Hollywood stars! The 2022 honorees for the Hollywood Walk of Fame have just been announced, and among them are a few Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel stars: Michael B. Jordan, Ewan McGregor, Ming-Na Wen, Tessa Thompson, and the late Carrie Fisher.
On June 17, the Hollywood Walk of Fame officially shared the latest group of entertainment professionals to be honored with stars on the Walk of Fame. These 38 actors, artists, and entertainers were chosen by the Hollywood Walk of Fame committee from a pool of hundreds of nominees. Of course, Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel fans will likely be overjoyed to know that some iconic actors are being honored:
- Carrie Fisher, known for her role as General Leia Organa in the original Star Wars trilogy as well as the sequel trilogy
- Ewan McGregor, known as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels and reprising his role in the upcoming Disney+ original series Obi-Wan Kenobi
- Ming-Na Wen, known for portraying Fennec Shand in The Mandalorian as well as voicing Mulan in the 1998 Walt Disney Animation Studios film
- Michael B. Jordan, known for his role as Erik Killmonger in Marvel Studios’ 2018 film Black Panther
- Tessa Thompson, known for playing Valkyrie in the 2019 Marvel Studios’ film Thor: Ragnarok as well as voicing Lady in the live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp
Wen shared her excitement for the news on Instagram:
Hollywood Walk of Fame, Class of 2022!
My reaction to the news:
⭐️not sinking in.
⭐️My QUEEN #CarrieFisher doesn’t have one yet? HOW?!!
⭐️AND, I’m one of her alums now?!
⭐️NERDGASM TO THE MAX
⭐️Still not sinking in.
⭐️My galpal @hollyrpeete the first to tell me. She texted “⭐️🌟⭐️🌟.” I texted back, “What the stars mean?” I had no idea what she meant. She could NOT believe I didn’t know. Funniest call. So happy for her! Congrats, Holly!!! Our husbands were cheering us on! Love them both!❤️🥰
⭐️Sooooo happy for #JamesHong! He deserved a star years ago!👍🏼👏🏼
⭐️Big congrats to all the recipients!
⭐️Gotta call mom. She won’t understand why it’s a big deal.
⭐️holy shit. I’m getting a star on the #hollywoodwalkoffame😮🥺
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Many would agree that Fisher being honored with a star on the Walk of Fame is a long time coming. A few years back, Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill strongly advocated for Fisher to get a star. However, the rule states that there must be a five-year wait for an entertainment professional to be honored posthumously. Fisher passed away in December 2016, and, as this year will mark five years since her death, she will be able to be honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as part of the Class of 2022.
Hamill shared the following to Twitter in 2018:
Carrie WILL get her well-deserved Star on the Walk of Fame, it’s only a matter of when. The rule is a 5-year wait when awarded posthumously. A letter to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce wouldn’t hurt, urging them to time it to the release of #EpIX⭐️
Carrie WILL get her well-deserved Star on the Walk of Fame, it's only a matter of when. The rule is a 5-year wait when awarded posthumously. A letter to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce wouldn't hurt, urging them to time it to the release of #EpIX⭐️#AlwaysWithUs pic.twitter.com/CVMX1csDwJ
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) October 9, 2018
The full list of 2022 Hollywood Walk of Fame honorees is as follows, according to the official press release:
In the category of MOTION PICTURES: Francis Ford Coppola, Macaulay Culkin, Willem Dafoe, Salma Hayek, James Hong, Helen Hunt, Michael B. Jordan, Regina King, Ray Liotta, Ewan McGregor, Adam McKay, Jason Momoa, Tessa Thompson and Carrie Fisher (posthumous)
In the category of TELEVISION: Byron Allen, Greg Berlanti, Ricky Gervais, Peter Krause, Bob Odenkirk, Holly Robinson-Peete, Norman Reedus, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jean Smart, Ming-Na Wen and Kenan Thompson.
In the category of RECORDING: Black Eyed Peas, George E. Clinton Jr., Ashanti Douglas, DJ Khaled, Avril Lavigne, Los Huracanes Del Norte, Martha Reeves and Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom (posthumous)<
In the category of LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE:Patti Lupone, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. and Angelica Vale
In the category of RADIO: Richard Blade
In the category or Sports Entertainment: Michael Strahan
Note that dates have not yet been scheduled for these star ceremonies.
Are you excited for Carrie Fisher, Michael B. Jordan, Ming-Na Wen, and Ewan McGregor to be honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Which other entertainers are you excited to join the list of honorees? Which Hollywood star do you think should be honored next? Let us know in the comments!