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A long time ago...

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Wow, look at that.

Left to right, Harrison Ford (Han Solo), David Prowse (Darth Vader), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and, in foreground, Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker).

I chatted with Mark Hamill yesterday for a Comic-Con International preview story I’m working on and he spoke about the period you see in the photo above. ‘Of course none of us knew what this thing was going to become, there was no way of knowing,’ said the actor who became part of our pop-culture collective memory with ‘Star Wars’ in 1977. ‘I never imagined that here, more than 30 years later, we’d still be talking about this movie.’

Hamill will be at Comic-Con this year (I’ll tell you more about his latest projects on Monday) and Friday (July 24) is Star Wars Day at the convention (details to come on that as well). May the Force be with you...

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— Geoff Boucher

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CREDITS: ‘Star Wars’ cast photo courtesy of LucasFilm. Darth Vader in the bathroom photo by Ian Pool.


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