Apart from George Lucas, there is perhaps no one more closely associated with the star wars movies than Mark Hamill. As Luke Skywalker, he piloted some of the best vehicles in the world. star wars universe. So who better to settle a rage star wars debate and let the world know how to correctly pronounce the name of the Imperial AT-AT Walkers?
Imperial AT-AT Walkers first appeared in “The Empire Strikes Back”
Imperial AT-AT walkers are some of the largest ground vehicles we see in the star wars universe, but in real life they were small enough to be carried with one hand.
We first see the Empire deploying walkers in the Battle of Hoth. Eagle-eyed fans probably noticed an AT-ST Walker in the background, but the Rebellion focused on taking out the AT-ATs during the attack. As Luke, Hamill single-handedly downed an AT-AT. Next time we see Imperial Walkers arrive Return the Jediwhen an AT-AT patrols a landing pad and several AT-STs join the Battle of Endor.
We know elephants inspired the Imperial Walker moves, but how do you pronounce AT-AT? Hamill settles rabies star wars debate – sort of.
Is it AT-AT or AT-AT? Mark Hamill settles the ‘Star Wars’ pronunciation debate Imperial Walkers – sort of
In addition to The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedifans see a variation of AT-AT Walkers at the Battle of Scarif in A thug. The vehicles might be some of the most impressive elements of the star wars galaxy. They help make worlds more alive and dynamic.
Filmmakers and creators have given a lot of thought to star wars vehicles – the U-Wing ship in A thug had over 700 redesigns – but apparently no one ever figured out how AT-AT is pronounced. When the official star wars The Twitter account questioned the fans, Mark Hamill gave his two cents:
In a later TweeterHowever, Hamill later revealed that Lucas gave almost no thought to how to properly pronounce most things in the star wars galaxy.
“FYI: when we would ask George, ‘Is that Chew-bah-ka or Chew-back-a?’ / ‘Is that Lay-a or Lee-a?’ / ‘Is that this Hahn or Han (as in the hand)?” – he just shrugged and really didn’t care. He told us it would be pronounced different ways in different parts of the galaxy. #TrueStory,” wrote Hamill.
So is it at-at or ATAT? Hamill goes with the former when he doesn’t call them Walkers, but Lucas might not care anyway.
Fans react to Imperial Walkers pronunciation debate
Hamill pronounces it at-at. Some fans prefer ATAT. Based on the fact that Lucas doesn’t care about character names, he probably doesn’t have an opinion anyway. Fans touched on all points of the spectrum when reacting to the pronunciation debate.
“I’ll say it’s ATAT not @[email protected] Always said it that way and will continue to do so,” one person wrote in response to Hamill’s tweet of the Lucas shrug.
Another replied, “So… the questions Star Wars fans have been debating for almost 50 years. The answer: “It doesn’t really matter…”
“So what you’re saying is that the creator didn’t [nit]-choosing details that don’t really matter like the fans do? another person wrote.
To finish, one person answered to Hamill’s original tweet with, “My childhood officially ended today, the day Mark Hamill said a fictitious dog-shaped ship name different from me,” to which Hamill replied with a happy face emoji.
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