George Lucas Reportedly Has A Secret Cameo In Recent Star Wars Movies
The Star Wars creator continues to leave his mark on the series.
George Lucas might have officially left the world of Star Wars when he sold Lucasfilm to Disney back in 2012, but his presence continues to be felt across the franchise. In the past few months we've had McClunkey and a meeting with Baby Yoda, and now it's been reported that Lucas's voice can be heard in several of the recent movies.
According to a Good Morning America interview with Rise of Skywalker sound designers David Acord and Matt Wood, Lucas can be heard screaming in at least three Star Wars movies, including Rise of Skywalker, The Last Jedi, and Rogue One. GMA's sources state that the clip of Lucas screaming was recorded back in 1973 for his movie American Graffiti, and has become known among the franchise's sound designers as "the George." While Acord and Wood would not confirm that it was Lucas--or even where it appears--they did admit to using "a very special scream" in the movies.
The most famous movie scream is the "The Wilhelm." This stock scream has been used in hundreds movies since its first appearance in the 1951 western Distant Drums, including in the original Star Wars films. It can also be heard in the recently unearthed test footage for Lucas's abandoned TV show Star Wars: Underworld.
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In related news, the upcoming Disney+ Star Wars show focusing on Obi-Wan Kenobi is facing a production delay. Last month, it was reported that the show's crew had been sent home from London's Pinewood studios, where it was due to start shooting later this year. It has been rumored that Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy is unhappy with the scripts, although star Ewan McGregor subsequently stated that the scripts were "really good," and that the writers just "wanted to do more work on it."
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