These never-before-seen ‘Star Wars’ photos are incredible

Laugh it up, fuzzball.

 

Mike Fenn

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Published Jan 11, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 9:40 pm CDT

Laugh it up, fuzzball.

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Earlier this week, Peter Mayhew, the actor best known for playing Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy, treated his Twitter followers to a series of rare photographs from the set of A New Hope. The pictures offer an uncanny look at the elaborate costumes, set pieces, matte paintings, and bushy 1970s haircuts that all went into the making of George Lucas’s first masterpiece.

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We’ve compiled together some of the more memorable images, starting with Han Solo and his trusty gun. Hopefully, he doesn’t shoot first this time.

We all go a little crazy, sometimes. pic.twitter.com/TJpxRk9YaG

— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 10, 2014

Gary Kurtz, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Irvin Kershner pic.twitter.com/6Vl7h6CyOE

— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 10, 2014

Celebrating Sir Alec Guinness’s birthday in Southern Tunisia. April 2nd, 1977 I believe. pic.twitter.com/hjgx7FK4yK

— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 10, 2014

The Falcon fixing to dive into the Asteriod belt. pic.twitter.com/GTun8a08Fz

— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 10, 2014

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I love this picture. Stuart Freeborn and Yoda having their makeup done by Irvin. pic.twitter.com/OsRfP7866O

— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 10, 2014

Anthony getting relief from the blazing sun. pic.twitter.com/JLQDdjicCx

— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 10, 2014

Ok, you lot really like pics of a certain princess! Here’s one of Carrie and her stunt double. You’re Welcome. pic.twitter.com/CmHYPPvIpM

— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 8, 2014

Some of the incredible matte painting that were used in the film. Such amazing talent! pic.twitter.com/GAJmnyZ1Mu

— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 10, 2014

Yup, this is how it was done a long time ago, in… pic.twitter.com/Prhcj4DY6l

— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 8, 2014

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Sometimes the pressure of performing weighed heavy. Should I say “AWWWROOO” or “AARRAGH-ROOO? pic.twitter.com/dZPK1hZf9d

— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 8, 2014

H/T Uproxx | Photo via Peter Mayhew/Twitter

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*First Published: Jan 11, 2014, 2:40 pm CST