Luke’s lightsaber in Star Wars: A New Hope has a surprising origin as series veteran Mark Hamill points out how it was made in the original film.
In the post, Mark Hamil shared an image which explained how the original lightsaber was created in Star Wars: A New Hope. According to Mark Hamill’s post, the original lightsaber was made from the handle of an old 1940s Graflex camera. Seven pieces of t-strip were then stuck to the bottom along with an illuminator strip from a calculator.
In his post, Mark Hamill mentions how George Lucas called the first Star Wars film “the most expensive low-budget movie ever made.” You can see his full post with a visual below:
It's impossible to find a toy lightsaber this inexpensive. Also, this reminds me that George Lucas once called #StarWars "the most expensive low-budget movie ever made."#FunFacts pic.twitter.com/riURFN3Niu
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 4, 2019
What do you all make of Mark Hamill’s post? Do you find it surprising that the most iconic lightsaber came from an old camera? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Mark Hamill will return as Luke Skywalker one last time in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Here is a plot synopsis for the upcoming film:
Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in U.S. theaters on December 20.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. The film will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019.
Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake
Disney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.
Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.
Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
What do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.