A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…a Star Wars blooper reel surfaced. Okay, so it wasn’t that long ago as the blooper footage first surfaced this past July and it just became widely available Sunday, but it’s hard not to use the Star Wars opening text when the opportunity presents itself.
Watch the Star Wars blooper reel below. The first 49 seconds are silent, by the way, so don’t think anything is wrong with your speakers.
It’s not often that you see someone smiling around Darth Vader, but Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) couldn’t help but crack up after Governor Tarkin (Peter Cushing) messed up a line. This is just one scene from a couple minutes worth of never-before-seen footage from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The blooper reel surfaced just days after it was announced that The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi writer Lawrence Kasdan is teaming up with JJ Abrams to work on Star Wars Episode VII.
According to Slate, the blooper reel first surfaced back in July at Comic Con. It was discovered by author J.W. Rinzler while he was researching the archives.
The video was uploaded to YouTube this past weekend by user Neil Bowyer. So far, the Star Wars blooper reel has amassed more than 1.5 million views and thousands of likes. It’s hard to say just how long this video will be available, since it’s possible it could get taken down due to a copyright infringement, so watch and share it while you can.
Judging from the comments on YouTube and Twitter, it’s safe to say that Star Wars fans are really geeking out over the new footage–many people were especially amused with the stormtroopers.
Star Wars blooper reel is revealed today, took long enough Mr. Lucas!
— Brianna Dominguez (@briannamazingg) October 29, 2013
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OMG, CUT!: A newly unearthed STAR WARS blooper reel http://t.co/JRJSbXpRTH
— Chase (@RUNtoChase) October 29, 2013