Today is the most important date in Star Wars history. The first public screening was held May 1, 1977 in San Francisco.
In this nearly 16-minute featurette, George Lucas, Ben Burtt, and Mark Hamill talk about the aim, origins and uses of the iconic weapon throughout the saga.
He didn’t say much about Episode VII – sorry, no announcements! This was to promote the Make-A-Wish contest. Though of course he was asked about the Fisher report from the other day:
The only character I know for sure is returning is my friend R2-D2. He hasn’t stopped beeping about it.
And when pressed…
Haha. I’m not being coy, really. When I find something out, I’ll let everybody know. But nothing has been decided yet.
I don’t know if anyone actually believes that, but hey, it’s not like we can blame the guy for playing it cool. Below the cut, power convertors, facial hair, keeping secrets and much, much more.
For sure this time!
A remix of the original Star Wars trailer with the movie’s blooper reel.
George Lucas talks about hiring Harrison Ford for Star Wars: “He was the best.”
For the hell of it, here’s Ford and Mark Hamill doing a version of the Alderaan scene:
And the vintage trailer parade continues with a trailer for the
1981 re-release of Star Wars that added Episode IV: A New Hope to the opening crawl.Or may the ’78 re-release? The day’s not over, but this isn’t exactly a great sign for the theorists
UPDATE: Lawyer’d. :(
Going around the internet today is this blooper reel from the original Star Wars, which reportedly debuted at SDCC. No, your hearing isn’t busted: Some of it doesn’t have any sound
This weekend’s archival interview: George Lucas talks about finding the right Princess Leia