Donald Duck doesn’t wear them, but Chewbecca nearly did.
We’re talking about pants, of course,
New documentation shows that studio executives with 20th Century Fox originally pushed for Chewbecca to wear pants in the original Star Wars movie.
According to reports, they were concerned that the bandoleer worn by the tall character only highlighted his lack of clothing. They worried that this would cause issues with censors and the distribution of the film.
Actor Mark Hamill recalls memos from studio executives asking for Chewie to wear “pair of lederhosen.”
“All they could think of was, ‘This character has no pants on!’ This went back and forth. They did sketches of him in culottes and baggy shorts,” Hamill recalls.
So, do you think Chewie would have worked in pants or dressed in baggy shorts for a day at the beach? Or are you happy that George Lucas won this battle and Chewie doesn’t have pants?