In 2005, Vanity Fair released a magazine cover featuring all the major characters from both the original and prequel trilogies and boy, to call it monumental doesn't do it justice. The said image featured the likes of Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Ian McDiarmid, Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, and Natalie Portman. That was also the first time fans were able to see all Star Wars generations (minus the sequel trilogy, of course) come together in one epic photo but apparently, it's not exactly what it seems.
Taking to Twitter, Mark Hamill revealed a shocking detail about the said image. According to the Star Wars veteran, he wasn't actually present when the photo was shot some 16 years ago as he was busy doing eight shows a week on Broadway during the time. To have him included in the photo, the Luke Skywalker actor was photoshopped into the group photo which he now refers to as a "phony reunion". Check it out here:
How great was it getting together with all those #StarWars folks after so many years?— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 26, 2021
(Not So) FUN FACT: I was doing 8 shows a week on Broadway & couldn't be there, so Annie Leibovitz shot me all alone on that empty set & photoshopped me into the group later. #PhonyReunionpic.twitter.com/K2MvRi2KES
Hamill continues to give a lot of Star Wars fans a reason or two to smile about on social media as he's been actively dropping never-before-heard stories about his time in the Lucasfilm franchise. I gotta say, I'll never get tired of him taking his regular trips down memory lane because they're so much fun to witness.
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As for Hamill's future in the galaxy far, far away, it's safe to assume that he'll continue to make "secret" appearances in multiple Star Wars projects after he recently revealed that he made cameos in other films that most of us aren't even aware of.
Meanwhile, the entire Skywalker saga is available for streaming on Disney+.