On May the Fourth, Star Wars fans throughout the world celebrate the timeless franchise. This year, we decided to bring homage to George Lucas’ masterpiece and gather five of the most interesting and little-known facts about the Freudian space opera.
Ewoks are never named in the first three movies
Even though the cute, small – yet vicious – creatures are mentioned in both the ending credits and the scripts, no character pronounces the word Ewok during the movies. Also, Lucas recently stated that Ewoks spoke a combination of Nepalese and Tibetan. Does that mean that there is a Dalai Ewok on Endor?
You can see Boba Fett’s face during the original movies
Boba Fett, the mysterious bounty hunter, known for sporting a green mask that never came off did, indeed, show his face during the original films. However, only a true Star Wars connoisseur can spot him. It seems like, during filming, the crew was in desperate need for anther Imperial officer, Jeremy Bulloch being asked to step in as a last resort.
Luke was supposed to join the Dark Side
George Lucas admitted that, while writing the script for Return of the Jedi, he fancied turning Luke to the Dark Side. In his vision, after Darth Vader’s death, Luke was supposed to take off his father’s iconic helmet, put it on, and proclaim himself the new Vader. Luckily, Lucas went with the alternate ending.
We never learn Yoda’s species
Yoda’s species is never named, not even during episodes I through III where the green dyslexic Jedi master plays a bigger role, showing off his dueling skills.
Speaking of Yoda, Lucas initially wanted the role to go to a well-trained monkey wearing a mask. In the meantime, he decided that the puppet created under the close supervision of Jim Henson was more appropriate, and so Yoda born was.
Qui-Gon Jinn communicated via razor
Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Jedi master, the man who discovers Anakin Skywalker’s potential, is separated by his padawan throughout the Phantom Menace, so they communicated via a special futuristic-looking communicator. Little did the audience know that Qui-Gon Jinn was actually using a resin cast of a Gillette Ladies Sensor Excell Razor. An appropriate gadget for such a smooth talker.
Do you know any additional little-known Star Wars facts? How are you celebrating May the Fourth?
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