10 Insanely Awesome Facts About Star Wars

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10 Awesome Star Wars Film Facts That Any Fly Boy Should Know!

Oh noes it's another damn post on key facts about Star Wars!

But you know you love them!

So here's ten sweet facts about the Star Wars movies that every self respecting fan boy and girl should know.

  • The only characters that appear in all 9 saga films form the most famous robot pairing in history, R2D2 and C3PO – they even did a cameo in Rogue One. Obi_Wan Kenobi makes a solid effort by appearing in 6 movies albeit with two different actors and two appearances as a ghost plus a voice cameo in The Force Awakens and in The Rise of Skywalker.  Our robot duo trump all that as they also appeared in the Star Wars Holiday Special which is technically considered Star Wars cannon! 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 other female in the original Star Wars other than Leia as having a role of any really importance. How everyone forgets loving Aunt Beru. But now we have Jyn and Rey as leads! Any one seen a shint Captain Phasma lately?
  • In early drafts of Star Wars, Luke’s last name was Starkiller and he was a General. Indeed, that was his dad. Luke 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. Technically 2 – Fett first appeared in a street parade! In chronological order, Fett first appears in Attack of the Clones as the son of Jango. Temuera Morrison will play the character in The Book of Boba Fett. 
  • Frank Oz who is the voice for the most famous little green guy in cinema history, Yoda was also the voice of the Muppet’s Miss Piggy. It was because of his talents that he developed with Jim Henson that saw him get the call up for Empire Strikes Back. He also did the puppetry for that film, the follow up Return of the Jedi and the pretty sweet effort of The Last Jedi.  
  • Return of the Jedi’s Ewoks were originally intended to be a tribe of Wookie, however, it was eventually realized that given Chewbacca could fly the Millennium Falcon, Wookie were not so primitive and thus the entire plot of the Ewok attack on the Shield generator would have seemed nonsense (more so than it was? -Ed). The Ewoks thus came into play for this reason – and also apparently it was thought a lot of kiddie-friendly Ewok teddy bears and associated merchandise could be sold. You saw Caravan of Courage right? The Wookie 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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Did you think this was a good list? Here's 501 bits of trivia about Star Wars! Oh, and some about the Prequels.

Paul Rose Jr has worked as TV News Producer, Forensic Analyst, and Train Conductor, among many other things. He’s the former TV Editor for Infuzemag.com and owns more books, DVDs, and comics than most people have seen in their lifetimes. When he’s not writing articles, he exercises his creative muscle writing screenplays and acting in film and television in Los Angeles, CA.