But there was still the issue of Star Wars and Hamill’s injuries posed a problem for its makers. Due to the original’s success, a sequel was soon put into production. And the question of Hamill’s noticeable change in appearance was sure to crop up.
In truth, Hamill’s injuries had already hampered the saga. Between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, the actor appeared in 1978’s Holiday Special where he was pancaked in scar-covering make-up. Nevertheless, the cosmetics couldn’t completely conceal the changes to his face.