A Glimpse of Chewbacca's Behind-the-Scenes Photos From the Set of the Original Star Wars | Fanboys Anonymous
Peter Mayhew, famous for his portrayal of Chewbacca in the original Star Wars saga, released a collection of behind-the-scenes photos via his Twitter account January 7.

Over the past few days, Peter Mayhew shared over a hundred photos from his time on the set of the iconic film franchise. Accompanied in the photos by Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), and the rest of the gang, he takes us back to the making of the original films that have inspired prequels, sequels, cartoons, books, comics, and an immense fan base.

The photo frenzy followed nostalgia of his time on set, after he tweeted:

Star Wars Actor Chewbacca Shares Nostalgia Tweet

Mayhew's nostalgic kick started a spree late January 7 that, so far (thankfully), has not ended. He tweeted just after midnight on January 13, "Well, that's all friends. Thank you. Still about 1200 pics in the archive. I leave you w/ the second best hair in SW" along with a photo of Lando Calrissian, played by Billy Dee Williams. Among the 100+ photos was Carrie Fisher in her slave bikini from Return of the Jedi sunbathing with her stunt double, snowball fights on "Hoth," and C-3PO escaping the sun of "Tatooine" under an umbrella. Other photos revealed behind-the-scenes shots of filming and animation.

With the anticipation of Star Wars VII, directed by J.J. Abrams, lingering in the heads of thousands of fans, these hilarious and heartwarming photos will bring back good memories of the saga we all grew up watching.

Here is a look behind the camera from a long, long time ago, on a set far, far away…

star wars set Harrison Ford pointing gun
C-3PO hides from the sun
Carrie Fisher has snowball fight during filming of Star Wars Empire Strikes Back
Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill kiss during filming of Star Wars Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars behind-the-scenes Irvin Mark Hamill
Star Wars filming Luke and Leia Kama Sutra
Mark Hamill Filming behind-the-scenes Star Wars


Kenny Baker R2D2 behind the scenes filming Star Wars
Star Wars behind the scenes Star Destroyer
behind the scenes filming Luke and Obi Wan Kenobi
Peter Mayhew Harrison Ford behind the scenes Star Wars
Darth Vader Luke Skywalker Mark Hamill behind the scenes Star Wars
filming animation
Carrie Fisher Peter Mayhew Harrison Ford behind the scenes

Stuart Freeborn Yoda makeup
Star Wars behind the scenes wine

Star Wars Behind the Scenes Mark Hamill Harrison Ford Peter Mayhew George Lucas
Star Wars Behind the Scenes Harrison Ford Mark Hamill Carrie Fisher Peter Mayhew

Of course, the best is saved for last: Slave Leia Carrie Fisher relaxing with her stunt double.

Carrie Fisher and stunt double sunbathing on set Star Wars Behind the Scenes

The rest of his photo collection can be viewed here.

Feeling nostalgic? Do you have a favorite photo from this set? Having too much anticipation for Star Wars VII? Comment below and let us know! May the Force be with you.
THIS POST WRITTEN BY: CAELAN DOOLEY

Caelan Dooley is a queer artist, activist, and writer, covering comics, tech, and video games. She regularly performs with the Rich Weirdoes, Orlando's Rocky Horror shadow cast. You can follow her on Twitter. Extended staff profile here.

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