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Ever since we saw Luke Skywalker downing a glass of blue milk in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, we’ve all wanted to get a taste of a galaxy far, far away for ourselves. Now, thanks to the immersive Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, you can. So does the Bantha milk live up to decades of taste bud hype? Mark Hamill shared his thoughts about the blue milk from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Take a look:
As the resident authority and onscreen guzzler of both blue and green milks, Mark Hamill’s opinion carries a lot of weight. The actor was responding here on Twitter to a photo of him at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, in front of the Millennium Falcon, with a cup of blue milk in his hand. In the picture he looks nauseous and perplexed by the drink, staring off into nothingness as he contemplates the life choices that have led him to drinking this blue milk.
Mark Hamill hilariously offered his own caption for the image, indicating that his expression in the photo was one of internal conflict. His hierarchy of needs dictates that he put on a happy face and enjoy the blue milk because Disney signs his paychecks. Because of that, he had to try and control his face and his involuntary reactions to drinking the blue milk, lest he let his real thoughts on the beverage be known to all.
Of course, Mark Hamill’s real thoughts on the blue milk are not what that picture would indicate. As humorous as his caption is, it turns out Mark Hamill was only joking and he actually really enjoyed the blue milk at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. He likened the non-dairy drink to a fruit smoothie, even calling it yummy. This is in stark contrast to his feelings about the blue milk he drank in A New Hope.
The original blue milk was “gag-inducing” and it sounds like it based on his description of it being oily and warm and sickly sweet. We’ve heard him speak about the blue milk in the past, calling it a true acting challenge to drink it on camera and appear as though he enjoyed it. No such feat was required with the frosty blue milk at Galaxy’s Edge, although the price is probably somewhat nauseating.
So the blue milk at Galaxy’s Edge isn’t exactly authentic to the original film, but this is one instance where that is probably for the best. Nothing sounds less appealing than having a warm, sweet, milk drink as you’re surrounded by crowds in the Florida/California sun. The blue milk at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is frosty and refreshing and it gets Mark Hamill’s stamp of approval.
Blue milk isn’t the only Star Wars beverage you can have at Galaxy’s Edge as green milk is also available. Luke Skywalker was seen chugging some extremely fresh green milk in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and fortunately this time around, it wasn’t quite the acting challenge that the blue milk was in the original film. Rian Johnson has praised the green milk at Galaxy’s Edge and our own Dirk Libbey slightly preferred green as well, but you can read all about the differences in his review.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is now open at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. You can return to a galaxy far, far away on the big screen when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in theaters on December 20. Check out our 2019 Release Schedule to keep track of all the movies still to come this year.