STAR WARS: Mark Hamill Says Concerned Studio Execs Wanted Chewie To Wear Lederhosen

STAR WARS: Mark Hamill Says Concerned Studio Execs Wanted Chewie To Wear Lederhosen

Legendary Star Wars actor Mark Hamill has taken to Twitter to share a funny story from the early days of shooting A New Hope about studio execs suggesting that a pants-less Chewbacca wear lederhosen...

Chewbacca is one of the most iconic and enduring characters in the history of the galaxy far, far away, but Han Solo's loyal friend and co-pilot may have left a slightly different legacy behind if studio execs had their way back when the first Star Wars movie was filming in 1977.

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper, The Dark Knight Rises) shared some early Ralph McQuarrie concept art for the beloved wookiee on Twitter, and Mark Hamill responded with a very funny anecdote.

According to the legendary Luke Skywalker actor, some 20th Century Fox became concerned when they realized that Chewie wouldn't be wearing any pants (despite the fact that he was covered in thick fur), and suggested fitting the character will a pair of lederhosen.

We're torn between feeling eternally grateful that George Lucas didn't listen, and wishing at least one photo of Chewbacca wearing knee-length leather shots and braces existed.

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