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)"
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 https://t.co/5VcGKH1yxf— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 5, 2021
Meanwhile, Hamill previously admitted he was "so grateful" he got to reprise his role as Luke Skywalker in The Mandalorian.
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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