One of the coolest iconic moments in Star Wars was when Darth Vader revealed that he was indeed Luke Skywalker’s father. This shocked Luke, the viewers, and remains one of the lines that fans love to immediate. As a truly shocking moment, it must have been hard for those working on Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back to keep this a secret.
After a fan requested cool behind the scene information on this iconic moment, Mark Hamill decided to oblige. This included revealing that “Luke, I am your father” was dubbed in after shooting the scene. Instead, while on set, Darth Vader’s original line was:
“You don’t know the truth, Obi-Wan killed your father.”
Here is Hamill’s tweet:
The cast & crew first learned of it when they saw the finished film. When we shot it, Vader's line was "You don't know the truth, Obi-Wan killed your father." Only Irvin Kershner, George Lucas & I knew what would be dubbed in later. Agony keeping that secret for over a year! 😩 https://t.co/DcB2lW8AhC
— Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) May 24, 2020
This is truly a cool behind the scene tidbit that I’m sure Star Wars fans will love to hear. What are your thoughts of this reveal? And what is your favorite Star Wars moment?
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