Star Wars fans are always keen to find out about any details they missed in the iconic movies. Now, The Rise of Skywalker sources have told ABC News there was a buried Easter egg in the new film which features Star Wars creator George Lucas. The clip is said to have been recorded for the director’s 1973 film American Graffiti and has been dubbed ‘The George’.
But that’s not all: the outlet also reported the scream had appeared in several more Star Wars movies, including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and The Last Jedi.
In an interview with sound designers David Accord and Matt Wood, who worked on the latest film, confirmed they did use a special scream in The Rise of Skywalker.
However, they refused to reveal where the moment appeared, also dodging questions about whether or not it is definitely Lucas’ voice in the recording.
‘The George’ wouldn’t be the first famous movie scream to come out of the Star Wars franchise.
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Sound designer Ben Burtt previously made ‘The Wilhelm’ scream famous — following it’s creation for 1951’s Distant Drums — by using it in Star Wars over 25 years later.
Burtt is credited with naming ‘The Wilhelm’, which he went on to use in the Indiana Jones films.
It’s become a staple movie phenomenon in Hollywood.
Lucas has previous had an on-screen cameo in Revenge of the Sith, playing Baron Papanoida.
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The Rise of Skywalker also boasts a huge number of other cameos, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kevin Smith and director J.J. Abrams, who voiced new droid D-O.
Mark Hamill himself, while also playing Luke Skywalker as a Force Ghost, voices alien Boolio at the beginning of the movie under the pseudonym Patrick Williams.
Shirley Henderson voiced Babu Frik and composer John Williams appeared as bartender Oma Tres.
If that wasn’t enough, Denis Lawson even returned as Wedge Antilles and Warwick Davis as Wicket.
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When Rey (played by Daisy Ridley) heard the voice of the Jedi before her, fans also got audio glimpses of everyone from Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker and Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu to Ewan McGregor and Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Yoda also made his comeback, voiced by Frank Oz.
The Rise of Skywalker, which brought the nine-film Skywalker saga to a close, has grossed over $ 1.1 billion.
Lucas was consulted about the story for the film before Abrams and Chris Terrio penned the script for the big finale.
In an interview with IGN, Abrams said: “This movie had a very, very specific challenge, which was to take eight films and give an ending to three trilogies and so we had to look at, what is the bigger story?
“We had conversations amongst ourselves, we met with George Lucas before wiring the script.
“These were things that were real, not debate, but looking at the vastness of the story and trying to figure out, what is the way to conclude this? But it has to work on its own as a movie. It has to be its own this, it has to be surprising and funny and you have to understand it,” he added.
Episode IX is up for an Oscar for Best Original Score for Williams’ music at this weekend’s 92nd Academy Awards.