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Mark Hamill Confirms That George Lucas Wanted Looney Tunes Cartoon To Play Before Original Star Wars

April 6, 2021 | Posted by Ashish
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Mark Hamill recently confirmed on Twitter that Star Wars creator George Lucas originally wanted the classic Daffy Duck Looney Tunes cartoon, “Duck Dodgers in the 24th-and-a-half Century,” to play before every theatrical showing of Star Wars: A New Hope. Lucas was unable to get the rights to do this, though.

“George really did want this classic Daffy Duck cartoon shown before every screening of #SW. It would’ve been an icebreaker to let the audience know what was coming was less than dead serious. I was disappointed when we couldn’t get the rights to it & it didn’t happen. #TrueStory”