Star Wars hit cinemas in 1977 and changed blockbuster movies forever. But it wasn't a franchise then, nor was it episode IV and it didn't even carry the subtitle of A New Hope. And that's not the only thing that changed from the time the script first appeared in the hands of the actors.
Now Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew is set to share his original Star Wars script from 1976 in bits and pieces on Twitter. At the time it was called 'The Adventures of Luke Starkiller as taken from the Journal of the Whills.' Thankfully they shortened it a good bit before it hit cinemas. Mayhew is sharing this as a gift to fans and also teasing a big annoucement once he's finished.
See the first two posts from the original script below.
It's pretty fascinating stuff, showing Lucas' world building and also his awkwardness which was gradually (mostly) whittled away over multiple rewrites - something we wish had happened on the prequels. Now we're wondering what Mayhew may be working up to, it could well be retirement from the series as his health has been a problem over the last few years.