It’s Photoshop then: Mark Hamill admits to ‘phony’ Star Wars reunion photo

Mark Hamill attends the Premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Mark Hamill attends the Premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images) /

In 2005, Vogue pulled off one of the most ambitious crossovers of all time: bringing back the cast of both the prequel and original Star Wars movies for one epic photoshoot.

The February 2005 issue was released just before Episode III: Revenge of the Sith hit theaters in May, and it was a nice finishing touch (outside of the films) to bridge together the two series. Seriously, the photoshoot featured everyone. It included prequel stars like Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen and even young Anakin actor Jake Lloyd. And of course, the original trilogy’s big stars, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill were all a part of the huge class photo as well.

But, not everything is as it appears. As Mark Hamill revealed online this week, he technically was not a part of the photoshoot on the day the picture was taken. On Twitter (H/T to ScreenRant), he shared that his schedule was so busy at the time that photographer Annie Leibovitz had to shoot him solo and digitally add him into the picture.

Star Wars reunion photo

Hamill shared the final product of the photo in his tweet, which you can see below. But we also found a post on Imgur with higher-quality images of the shoot.

So, being the busy man that he was on Broadway at the time, we don’t blame Hamill for not being a part of the shoot. (Come to think of it, General Grievous looks a little Photoshopped in as well, don’t you think? Perhaps he was busy on Broadway, too.) But it’s good to see he at least has a sense of humor about the whole thing.

Though, it’s not like it would be his only time getting to come back for a Star Wars reunion. Because when it was time for the sequel series to roll around, Hamill was back at it again with all of his old Star Wars pals.

And with Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen returning to the world of Star Wars once again, maybe now’s the time for Leibovitz to come back and do another shoot with Star Wars’ Disney+ cast of characters.

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