Disney wants “Star Wars” fans to know the concept for Amy Schumer’s bawdy GQ cover took place in a photography studio far, far away.
The August comedy issue of GQ features the star of TV show “Inside Amy Schumer” and new film “Trainwreck” raunchily romping with “Star Wars” characters such as C3-PO and R2D2 while outfitted in a Princess Leia getup.
Pictures of the iconic characters lying in bed with a scantily-clad Schumer did not sit well with some fans or studio executives.
“It’s not surprising that GQ would want to capitalize on the cultural cachet of ‘Star Wars,’ but Lucasfilm and Disney did not authorize, participate in or condone the inappropriate use of our characters in this manner,” a studio spokesman told Variety.
Disney owns Lucasfilm, which produces the “Star Wars” movies.
But apparently at least some of the “Star Wars” force is with Schumer.
Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, tweeted that he “got excited when I saw @amyschumer @GQMagazine pics & thought she was just cast in Ep 8! We should be so lucky.”