Star Wars director George Lucas was a big fan of Wayne growing up, allegedly inspiring his later reedit of Han Solo only shooting Greedo after the alien fired at Han first.
The reason being that shooting first would be something that a Wayne Western character wouldn’t do, according to CBR.
On top of this, when Luke Skywalker finds the burnt bodies of his aunt and uncle, the scene is clearly inspired by John Ford’s The Searchers, when Duke’s character finds the charred corpses of his brother, sister-in-law and nephew.
Now while Wayne’s voice is in 1977’s Star Wars it turns out this wasn’t included by Lucas.
Published at Sat, 01 Jan 2022 15:29:00 +0000