Mark Hamill Settles Long-Running Star Wars Debate With True Story From The Set

The screen icon weighed in on a decades-old question.

It may not be the biggest debate in the galaxy, but plenty of Star Wars fans have wondered over the years: How, exactly, do you pronounce “AT-AT.”

Is it like @-@... or do you say each letter, A-T-A-T?

Screen icon Mark Hamill offered some help after the official Twitter account for the storied franchise recently joked about the imperial walkers with a poll in which the answer was “AT-AT” either way:

The tweet drew thousands of replies and retweets, with writer Tara Dublin asking Mark for his take:

But he wasn’t done.

He added another message, and briefly pinned it to his profile, that indicates there may not be a right answer to any of the names and pronunciations ― and that comes straight from creator George Lucas:

The franchise has embraced Lucas’ vision in this regard.

As Screen Rant noted in 2020, longtime Lucasfilm insider Dave Filoni spoke out on the topic at a Star Wars event in 2016.

“You can say at-at, you can say A-T-A-T, and you can say walker. I’m for all three,” he was quoted as saying. “That’s canon because in [“The Clone Wars”] I have imperials say walkers, I have them say at-at, and I have them say A-T-A-T.”


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