Many “Star Wars” fans have pondered this over the years, though it may not be the most contentious issue in the galaxy. How exactly do you pronounce “AT-AT?”
Is it pronounced like @-@ or A-T-A-T for each letter?
display icon After the official Twitter account for the illustrious franchise recently made fun of the imperial walkers with a poll in which the outcome was “AT-AT” either way, Mark Hamill offered some assistance:
Thousands of people responded to and retweeted the tweet after writer Tara Dublin sought Hamill’s opinion:
He wasn’t done, though.
There may not be a correct pronunciation for any of the names and pronunciations, he added another message that was briefly pinned to his profile, and it is directly from the creator, George Lucas:
In this way, the franchise has embraced Lucas’ vision.
Longtime Lucasfilm insider Dave Filoni made a statement on the subject at a Star Wars event in 2016, as Screen Rant noted in 2020.
“You have the option of saying walker, at-at, or A-T-A-T. I support all three,” he reportedly said. “That’s canon because I have imperials say walkers, at-at, and A-T-A-T in [“The Clone Wars”],” the actor said.