Mark Hamill has a perfect reaction to the auction price of the X-Wing model

Mark Hamill has the perfect reaction to an original Star Wars X-Wing model that recently sold for a staggering $2.3 million at auction.

Mark Hamill has the perfect reaction to an original star wars X-Wing model that recently sold for $2.3 million at auction. Hamill originated the role of Luke Skywalker in the original Star wars film, which was retroactively titled A new hope in 1981. Hamill reprized the role several times, including the rest of the original trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Decades later, Hamill returned to Luke Skywalker for Disney’s sequel trilogy, which featured most prominently in the Rian Johnson controversy. The Last Jedi. More recently, Hamill also helped bring a young Luke back to life on TV shows like The Mandalorian and Boba Fett’s Book.

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Released in 1977, the original Star wars, written and directed by George Lucas, quickly became a pop culture phenomenon that launched the epic space-opera franchise. The film is well known for its innovative use of special effects, which Lucas formed production company Industrial Light & Magic to help create. Since CGI was not commonly used at the time, Lucas and company relied on miniature models to create many dogfight sequences in space. One of these models used during the production of Star Wars: A New Hopethe Red Leader X-Wing starfighter, recently sold at auction for an exorbitant price.


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Shortly after the X-Wing model sold at auction for $2.3 million and started making headlines, Marc Hamil reacted to the news on Twitter. The Luke Skywalker actor had the perfect reaction to the news as he jokingly lamented the missed opportunity, writing, “I should have kept mine.” Check out his reaction below:

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It’s unclear what happened to the X-Wing model used for Luke Skywalker in the original star wars film. Many models featured throughout A new hope were destroyed by pyrotechnics used during the filming of the climatic trench sequence in which the Rebel Alliance destroys the Death Star. As a result, models from the original movie are incredibly rare, which is why one just sold for over $2 million. This specific model was used for Red Squadron Leader Garven Dreis, who was played by the late Drewe Henley.


Given the price at recent auctions, it would be interesting to see what Luke’s X-Wing model might sell for. Even after all these years, the original star wars is still dear to many fans who recognize its seminal place in cinematic history. While the new generation of star wars uses CGI for its space battles, A new hope carries a vintage charm due to its use of practical effects and patterns, which is why some are willing to pay such a high price to own a piece of this cherished history.

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Source: Marc Hamil/Twitter



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