What If Star Wars Had Been A Cheap Mexican Luchador Movie?

By Brent McKnight | 9 years ago

Holy crap I want this to be a real thing. It’s a brilliant idea: What if Star Wars had been a Mexican luchador movie instead of an epic space opera? What if the Millennium Falcon had been a sweet 70s van instead of a ramshackle interstellar spacecraft? What if, instead of wearing space-appropriate outfits, everyone wore spandex unitards and awesome wrestling masks. That would be pretty sweet, wouldn’t it?

The poster for La Guerra de los Luchadores might look something like this:

Featuring the likes of the young Lucas Skywalker, the smoking hot Princesa Leia, and, my personal favorite, Juan Uno, running around in his pristine white leisure suit. Of course it wouldn’t be complete without appearances from the loyal Chuy, El Androide del Oro, Manquito, and the looming specter of El Jefe Vador. That’s a good time right there.

This poster is for “Art Wars: A New Hope Intergalactic Art Show,” a show featuring artists Jason Chalker and Scott Kinnebrew in New York. Don’t worry if you can’t make the one night show on October 11th, because for $40 dollars you can order a print from the artist himself. You’ll have to wait until the end of New York City Comic Con, but that ends on October 14th, so you won’t have to wait long.

Someone with way more money than me—because they’d get sued, a lot—should really get together with some like-minded fools and make all of these great Star Wars spoof concepts into real feature motion pictures. The top of my list would be this and the movie re-imagined as a John Hughes-esque teen movie from the 80s.