10 Insanely Awesome Facts About Star Wars

Oh no, it's yet another post on key facts about Star Wars – but you know you love them, really.

So here are ten sweet facts about the Star Wars movies that every self-respecting fanboy and girl should know.

  • The only characters that appear in all nine saga films form the most famous robot pairing in history, R2-D2 and C-3PO – they even did a cameo in Rogue OneOb-Wan Kenobi makes a solid effort by appearing in six movies – albeit with two different actors and two appearances as a ghost, plus voice cameos in The Force Awakens and The Rise of Skywalker. Our robot duo trumps all that as they also appeared in the Star Wars Holiday Special, which is technically considered Star Wars canon. Or is it?
  • The Millenium Falcon has a cameo appearance in Revenge of the Sith. In an all too brief shot, it is seen landing on Coruscant.
  • Return of the Jedi was originally going to be called Revenge of the Jedi. An early idea Geroge Lucas had featured a really dark ending where Luke Skywalker was going to take over the Empire by himself, presumably after killing the Emperor and Lord Vader.
  • A lot of people cite Mon Mothma as being the only female other than Princess Leia who has a meaningful role in the original Star Wars, but everyone forgets loving Aunt Beru. Now we have Jyn and Rey as leads, with Captain Phasma also playing a key role.
  • In early drafts of Star Wars, Luke’s last name was Starkiller and he was a General. In fact, that would have been his dad. Luke himself was an idea that came later.
  • Boba Fett was first seen in The Empire Strikes Back, right? Nope, technically his first appearance was in an animated segment of The Star Wars Holiday Special. It is the only good part of that movie. Fett also appeared in a street parade before The Empire Strikes Back. Speaking chronologically, Fett first appears in Attack of the Clones as the son of Jango. Temuera Morrison now plays the character in The Book of Boba Fett.
  • Frank Oz, who provides the voice of the most famous little green guy in cinema history, Yoda, was also the voice of The Muppet Show’s Miss Piggy. It was because of the talents that he developed with Jim Henson that he got the call-up for The Empire Strikes Back. He also did the puppetry for that movie, the follow-up Return of the Jedi, and The Last Jedi.
  • Return of the Jedi’s Ewoks were originally intended to be a tribe of Wookies. However, it was eventually realized that, given Chewbacca could fly the Millennium Falcon, Wookies were not so primitive and thus the entire plot of the Ewok attack on the Shield generator would have seemed nonsense. The Ewoks thus came into play for this reason. It was also thought a lot of kiddie-friendly Ewok teddy bears and associated merchandise could be sold. You saw Caravan of Courage right? The Wookies were eventually seen on their home planet of Kashyyyk in Revenge of the Sith.
  • Richard Marquand suggested that Leia should be the one who killed Jabba the Hutt.
  • The Phantom Menace's Darth Maul has a grand total of ten horns on his head.
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Image Courtesy of Lucasfilm

Did you think this was a good list? Here are 501 bits of trivia about Star Wars. Oh, and here are some about the prequels.

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