Ford and Hamill Talk ‘Star Wars’ Prequels on ‘Today’

While hawking “Empire Strikes Back” in 1980, the actors reveal that Lucas always wanted to chronicle Vader’s fall to the dark side

While promoting "Empire Strikes Back" on the "Today Show" in 1980, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill reveal that George Lucas was even then planning to make prequels to his fantasy films. Clearly lack of planning wasn't "The Phantom Menace"s' problem. The two actors also tell a young Jane Pauley that the movies were originally going to be called "The Adventures of Luke Skywalker."

Perhaps the most shocking thing about the clip, which was unearthed by our friends at Cinematical, is that movie tickets used to cost $5. Those were the days.