Mark Hamill Says George Lucas Wanted To Show Daffy Duck Cartoon Before Every Star Wars Screening
George Lucas wanted to use the Looney Tune short film to warm up the crowd before the screening of the original 1977 'Star Wars'.
Mark Hamill reveals George Lucas wanted a Daffy Duck cartoon shown before every Star Wars screening to help break the ice with the audience.
The 69-year-old actor — who plays Luke Skywalker in the iconic sci-fi franchise — has shared this factoid via Twitter that the Star Wars creator thought playing the cartoon would let the audience know that the film wasn't "dead serious".
Responding to a tweet about Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century which claims that Lucas requested the 1953 short film to be shown before the first theatrical run of Star Wars: A New Hope, Hamill replied: "George really did want this classic Daffy Duck cartoon shown before every screening of #SW. It would've been an icebreaker to let the audience know what was coming was less than dead serious. I was disappointed when we couldn't get the rights to it & it didn't happen. #TrueStory (sic)"
The veteran actor made a surprise appearance in the season two finale of the Disney+ series and he was delighted to have been given the "unexpected opportunity" to return to the character, particularly as he was still a "symbol of hope", rather than the embittered figure he was portrayed as in the latter Star Wars trilogy.
He wrote on Twitter: "I am so grateful to have been given the unexpected opportunity to revisit my character when he was still a symbol of hope & optimism. (sic)"
Speaking about his surprise cameo in the show, Hamill added: "The fact that we were able to keep my involvement a secret for over a year with no leaks is nothing less than a miracle. A real triumph for spoiler-haters everywhere." — BANG SHOWBIZ
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