See Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, And Carrie Fisher Recreate Star Wars Poster
Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher pose as the original Star Wars poster in a vintage photo.
Mark Hamill is pretty active on social media. He is often seen sending birthday wishes to fans and sharing his thoughts on current events. But nothing gets his followers’ attention like Star Wars content. Earlier this week, the actor shared an old photo of himself along with his co-stars, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, in their hotel room in 1977. The image shows the trio recreating one of the movie’s promotional posters at the time.
Referencing the fashion of the era in the caption, Mark Hamill said, “Ya think there’s a chance bellbottoms will ever be back in style or should I just donate them to the Goodwill?” He added a #StillHaveThem hashtag to the post. Fans were quick to respond, with most saying he should keep them. “I never got rid of some of mine and am wearing them again,” one person wrote. Another said, “They’re already back in style.”
Although the photo has circulated on social media for a few days, it was originally shared on Reddit six years ago. From the estimated 1977 timeline, it’s safe to assume that Mark Hamill and his co-stars were on a promotional press tour for Star Wars: A New Hope. Following its release, the film marked the beginning of the most influential franchise of all time and cemented its place in movie history as arguably the world’s first real blockbuster.
Written and directed by George Lucas, Star Wars is set in a fictional universe where the galaxy is ruled by the tyrannical Galactic Empire. The story focuses on a group of freedom fighters known as the Rebel Alliance, who want to destroy the Empire’s dangerous Death Star weapon. When Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) becomes caught in the conflict while learning the ways of the Force from Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, he teams up with a princess, a smuggler, a Wookie, and two droids to defy the villainous Darth Vader.
Star Wars was released in a limited number of theaters in the United States which was quickly expanded after its resounding success with audiences. The movie also received critical acclaim for its acting, direction, story, musical score, sound, editing, screenplay, costume design, and production values. But it was the film’s groundbreaking visual effects that really made headlines. During its initial theatrical run, it grossed over $550 million and turned Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher into superstars.
Decades later, George Lucas’ space tale continues to resonate with audiences all over the world as the Star Wars franchise continues to grow. George Lucas released a prequel trilogy to the original three in 1999 with Episode I – The Phantom Menace. It was followed by 2002’s Episode II – Attack of the Clones, and Episode III – Revenge of the Sith in 2005. When Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, the space adventure was introduced to a new generation, with various sequels and spinoffs in which Mark Hamill has guest-starred.
Away from the cameras, Mark Hamill recently shared his support for the Ukraine people, who continue their fight against invading Russian forces. In a post on social media, he shared an inspirational message for them using Star Wars imagery. The image features a fleet of Imperial Star Destroyers against a lone X-Wing fighter bearing the colors of Ukraine’s flag.