When Mark Hamill so vehemently denies a fumble of words he made in the original Star Wars, the fans take note and listen. After A New Hope was released in 1977, the film and its stars became a massive hit. The film launched the career of Harrison Ford, and it helped make Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher household names.
Mark Hamill has continued to act – with a role in The Flash the most recent work he has done on the small screen. The original cast will return to the big screen in December with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia will face new challenges in the film.
However, fans are still looking at the original film. Star Wars: A New Hope has been dissected time and time again. The film does have its issues, and there is a blooper reel of mistakes that fans caught after the film’s release.
Some of those bloopers actually made it to the big screen version, and one of those most famous bloopers is at the center of the discussion by Star Wars fans this week, according to Cinema Blend.
The blooper happened during Luke’s return from the battle at the first Death Star. The battle was won, and everyone was celebrating. After Luke lands at the base, Leia runs up and greets him. People have long said that he yelled “Carrie” when he hugged her at that moment, but Mark Hamill has now spoken out to deny that. The actor went to his Twitter account recently, and he strongly denied the blooper. He says that at the time he said, “There she is.”
TOTAL BS! Actually said “There she…” as in “There she is.” Dialogue in that scene was dubbed. In-jokes disallowed! https://t.co/nWLmsLsgpw
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) October 13, 2015
The blooper does not matter much in the grand scheme of things. Bloopers like those have made it on screen in other films and television shows. Star Wars is iconic, and that is why fans are focusing so much on it right now.
The fact that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is only two months away from its release to theaters also adds to the buzz surrounding the blooper and Mark Hamill’s denial. Fans are anxiously awaiting the premiere of the new film, and anything connected to Star Wars is hot news right now.
To further illustrate that point, an auction of memorabilia connected to Star Wars was huge news earlier this month. When it was revealed that an original gold bikini worn by Carrie Fisher in Return of the Jedi would be available, Star Wars fandom took interest. It was not the only item from the film franchise up for auction, but it was definitely one of the more high profile items. People Magazine reported earlier this month that the item sold for $96,000. However, it was not the highest priced item sold at the auction.
“Despite the sky-high price of the costume, it was not the most expensive item to sell. A miniature model of Leia’s “Blockade Runner,” the first spacecraft seen in the Star Wars franchise, sold for $450,000 – having doubled it’s opening price of $200,000. The sale set the record sale for any Star Wars artifact in the auction.”
— Tex Ragsdale (@texrags) October 6, 2015
While fans wait for the return of Star Wars to the big screen, there is new merchandise to bring home, a new book to read, and more to help them wait. A new trailer is set for release this week, as well. Fans were given another big piece of information about Star Wars: The Force Awakens recently.
Disney announced the date of the world premiere. The Hollywood Reporter reported that the film would have its world premiere on December 14 in Los Angeles. It is not yet known who will walk the red carpet on that night, but it is likely that Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford will attend.
The new film will add a new generation of characters. The three original stars will pass on the torch and continue on the battle versus The Empire in this new trilogy of films. A lot of the details about the new characters joining the fight have been kept under wraps, but there are some new teasers out.
The Week reported that the character played by Daisy Ridley is “extremely significant” to the story. This comes from Kathleen Kennedy, a producer on the film. This only adds more fuel to the blaze of speculation about her character. Fans believe she is a descendant of either Luke or Leia. This means she could be a daughter of either.
— Star Wars Odd News (@HeroesBeatZeros) October 13, 2015
Fans will need to head to theaters in December to find out Rey’s connection to the film. For now, fans will latch onto any news connected to the franchise.
What do you think about Mark Hamill denying the blooper from the original film? Does it really matter?
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