There's no denying that the original Star Wars film more commonly known to the fans as Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope changed the entire landscape of the film industry forever. Nearly 45 years after it originally premiered, it's still quite astonishing how the film has managed to hold up despite the franchise's evolution. Speaking of, did you know that a long-standing "fact" about the Lucasfilm blockbuster many of us still believe to this day turns out to be false?
A viral photo from a screening of A New Hope has been making the rounds all over the internet for years now and it sees a flock of fans excited to see the film for the first time. According to some, one of the moviegoers seen in the decades-old photo is actually Mark Hamill himself, and the idea of him seeing his own film at a screening doesn't sound all that surprising.
Obviously, because of the photo's monochrome state, it's hard to make out if it's in fact Hamill himself but judging by the guy's Luke Skywalker-esque hairdo, coupled with the narrative the internet has been running for literally decades, a lot of people were led to believe that it's actually him.
Well, according to the man himself, it's not him. Taking to Twitter, Hamill took the opportunity to finally debunked the said "fact" that has deceived many since the beginning of the franchise. He wrote: "...and no, that is NOT me waiting in line, fourth guy from the right. #UntrueStory" Check it out here:
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Meanwhile, Lucasfilm is set to revisit the events that would ultimately lead to the original Star Wars trilogy via the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series and it already promises to be the biggest and most important Star Wars project to date.
The original Star Wars trilogy is available for streaming on Disney+.