83 Astonishing Star Wars Facts Even the Most Hard Core Fans Don’t Know

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1George Lucas

Since George Lucas was originally planning on making 11 more Star Wars movies after the success of the first film, Boba Fett was created with the intention of becoming the central villain of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. However, shortly after production on the second film began, Lucas decided to end the series with Episode VI, and Fett’s role was heavily reduced.


2. Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy, had been wheelchair-bound since 2011 due to his old age and height. However, when he found out Chewbacca would appear in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the actor underwent double knee surgery in 2013 in order to reprise the role.


3. 20th Century Fox was so worried about "Star Wars" being a failure in theaters that they paired booking it with the highly anticipated "The Other Side of Midnight", which became a box office flop.


4. George Lucas allowed the band members of 'N SYNC to make a cameo appearance in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones in order to appease his daughters. The footage was then cut out of the final version of the film.


5. David Prowse, the actor playing Darth Vader for the majority of the Star Wars films doesn't get invited to official Star Wars Conventions.


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6Jizz

In the Star Wars Universe, the style of music being played by the Cantina Band is known as "Jizz"


7. George Takei once called for peace between Star Wars and Star Trek fans to unite against Twilight fans.


8. The death star trench sequence in Star Wars was inspired by the RAF dam busting missions during WW2.


9. All of the old buildings from Star Wars, such as Obi-Wan's house, Mos Espa, and Lars Homestead, are still intact and can be visited at Tunisia


10. Harrison Ford was paid $10000 for Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.


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11James Cameron

After watching Star Wars, James Cameron decided to quit his job as a truck driver and entered into the film industry.


12. In the early drafting of Star Wars, stormtroopers carried lightsabers, and there were female storm troopers.


13. In an effort to preserve the language, 'Star Wars' is being dubbed in Navajo.


14. For the original Star Wars, Lucas paid a fine and resigned from the Directors Guild rather than obey its demand that he begin with the conventional opening credits.


15. When filming in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Ewan McGregor kept imitating the noise of the lightsaber during his fights. George Lucas explained many times that this would be added in by the special effects people later on. Ewan kept saying "I keep getting carried away".


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16Empire Strikes Back

George Lucas really thinks Empire Strikes Back is the worst Star Wars movie


17. Deep Roy is the only actor to hold the "science fiction trifecta," having appeared in Star Wars, Star Trek and Doctor Who. He has also been in X-Files, NeverEnding Story, and Transformers.


18. Even though Star Wars has an incredibly complex and deep universe, Yoda's species was never named.


19. Star Wars Emperor Palpatine is played by the actress Marjorie Eaton in "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980). As nobody received on-screen credit for playing the Emperor (other than voice actor Clive Revill), the identity of the actor was initially unclear.


20. Despite the lyrics he wrote in the song Bicycle Race ["I don't like Star Wars"], Freddie Mercury actually liked Star Wars a lot.


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With inflation, the original Star Wars made the equivalent of $1,453,455,900 today


22. The Star Wars character, Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader meets six of the nine diagnostic criteria for borderline personality disorder (BPD), one more than necessary for a diagnosis.


23. George Lucas considered casting the principal characters of Star Wars as dwarfs


24. There exists an infamous Star Wars trading card of C-3PO in which it appears the droid is sporting a ginormous erection, and nobody is quite sure how it happened.


25. Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) had an affair with then-married Harrison Ford (Han Solo) during their filming of the Star Wars films.

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