By now you have probably heard that today, May 4th, is Star Wars Day. ElvisBlog is happy to join in this celebration, so this article will be a few days earlier that the usual weekend post.
So, what does Elvis have to do with Star Wars, you might ask. To be honest, not much, except in the minds of clever Photoshop jockeys.
I don’t know someone came up with this idea, but I love it. Darth Varder in Elvis’ black leather outfit. Too cool.
Here’s another Vader image inserted into a classic Elvis photo:
There’s another version of this where Darth Vader replaces Elvis, not Nixon, but that’s lame compared to this.
He isn’t the only Star Wars character to get the Elvis treatment:
How about Yoda in an Elvis jumpsuit? I don’t think the artist totally captured Yoda’s face here, but it is so much better than this next one.
Yoda looks like an escapee from the Muppets, and Elvis/Luke Skywalker looks part Asian.
Remember this famous photo of Han Solo?
Could anything be more natural to get the Elvis treatment?
And here is Elvis/Han with a different Elvis head.
Of course, you recognize the overlapping multiple images pioneered by Andy Warhol. Like this:
Why not steal this technique with Han Solo images?
Do you remember the Gamorrean guards who were employed as security forces for Jabba the Hutt? How do you like them guarding Elvis and Graceland?
Of course, Jabba the Hutt was a bad guy who tried to make Luke Skywalker walk the plank into the dreaded Sarlacc Pit. How did somebody get the idea to replace him with Elvis? In the gold lame suit, no less.
Elvis even replaces Princess Leia in one Photoshopped picture. Remember the hologram image where she tells Luke and Obi-Wan about the Empire taking her ship and then passing on her father’s instructions to them?
I thought Elvis replaced someone in this shot at Chalmun’s Cantina in the pirate city Mos Eisley on the planet Tatooine. However, I watched the clip on youTube, and Elvis was added into the empty space next to Han.
This next picture is LEGO Elvis in a Star Wars storm trooper/jumpsuit combo outfit. How else would you get Elvis Troopers?
And finally, do yo you remember this from the beginning of the first Star Wars movie?
Well, even it has been copied for the design of an Elvis T-shirt.
It’s been fun discovering the many ways two major forces in pop culture could be connected. I hope all ElvisBlog readers have a happy Star Wars Day.
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