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The force is with many as Star Wars: The Force Awakens receives a positive reaction from both fans and critic. Being jam packed with action, laughs, sc-fi and everything fans wanted!

It's been a decade since we've seen a Star Wars film so undoubtedly this was an exciting event for fans around the world. But just where did your favorite characters go after Star Wars?

Mark Hamil - Luke Skywalker

Age During Star Wars: 25

Age now: 64

Mark Hamil, who played the young and charming Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy and the most recent Star Wars film, Force Awakens, took his career to a different turn by voicing cartoon characters. He was most known for voicing The Joker in The Batman. He's currently in Regular Show playing Skips and in The Flash playing the iconic character, Trickster.

Harrison Ford - Han Solo

Age During Star Wars: 34

Age now: 73

Harrison Ford played Hans Solo who was a leader of the Rebel Alliance, lover of Princess Leia and best friend of Chewy. Harrison Ford isn't only known for his portrayal of Hans but also Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones Franchise. He's also known for playing Max Drummer in 2014's Expendables 3.

Carrie Fisher - Princess Leia

Age During Star Wars: 20

Age now: 59

Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia was loved by many. Princess Leia was not only known for her hairstyle or her sass, but rather known for being a leader of the Rebel Alliance and her passion to end the tyranny of the Empire. Carrie Fisher isn't only an actor who can play a princess, but she was a speaker for people with drug addiction and those who suffered with bipolar disorder. As well as being many things she was a writer known for her bestseller Postcards From the Edge. Carrie Fisher plays the iconic Princess Leia again in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Peter Mayhew - Chewbaca

Age During Star Wars: 33

Age now: 71

You could of found Peter Mayhew in a suit of Chewbacca most of the time. Chewbacca, who likes to be known as Chewy is a Wookie, honorable sidekick and best friend of Hans was a fan favorite. He wasn't only know for playing Chewy in Star Wars, but also in Donny and Marie, The Star Wars Holiday Special, The Muppet Show, Glee and in the most recent of all Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Anthony Daniels - C-3PO

Age During Star Wars: 31

Age now: 69

Anthony Daniels voiced the one and only C-3PO who is a droid created by Anakin Skywalker. Anthony Daniels dedicated his career to voicing C-3PO as he voiced the droid in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales and many more!

Kenny Baker - R2D2

Age During Star Wars: 42

Age now: 81

It may surprise you that Kenny Baker was inside R2D2 during Star Wars. Kenny Baker was in many shows and films like Labyrinth, Mona Lisa, Time Bandits, and also voiced R2D2 in The Muppet Show.

David Prowse - Darth Vader

Age During Star Wars: 41

Age now: 80

The evil Darth Vader, who once ruled the galaxy and killed all the Jedi's is still loved today. Some things David Prowse has been in are The Tomorrow People, Ace of Wands, Callan and the show The Saint.

I hope everyone had the pleasure of watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens by now. If you have watched it by now, be caring and understand that not everyone has watched it yet. Don't be a Jar Jar Binks and post spoilers online! This is something many have been waiting for, don't ruin anyone's experience with spoilers.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is in theaters now.

(Source: Tech Insider, 9GAG)


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