Not the photo up top, the one below. There’s nothing at first glance that would tell you why Lucasfilm refused to release this behind-the-scenes photo from A New Hope. But once you hear the explanation, and put it together with George Lucas’ need to control details, it makes total sense.
Yesterday, a fan account tweeted this photo of Mark Hamill:
And since Hamill’s twitter account is one of the few truly pure places on the internet, he responded with an explanation of why the photo had been MIA for years:
How dare there be a photo of Hamill wearing only part of his costume! Although, if it was supposed to be an official portrait of Luke Skywalker, that does make a bit more sense. Either way, it’s out now and thank God Hamill is here to tell us fun facts about it.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]