A long long time ago … well, not really; it happened last week … Joe and Adriana sat down for a long discussion on all things Stars Wars. In this in-depth, two-part series they will attempt to cover many subjects revolving around everyone’s favorite space saga: from its early beginnings to the up-and-coming Last Jedi movie and finishing on where the future of the franchise is heading.
Will Yoda make a cameo in Star Wars 7? In a few days we will know for sure. Meanwhile, enjoy this Star Wars trivia:
While filming the lightsaber fight scenes, Ewan McGregor kept getting carried away and making the sounds of the weapon himself, which had to be removed in post-production.
Tupac Shakur auditioned for the role of Mace Windu.
An early draft of the Star Wars saga began with “This is the story of Mace Windu, a revered Jedi-bendu of Opuchi who was related to Usby C.J. Thape, a padawan learner of the famed Jedi.” It wasn’t until Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace that Mace Windu and Padawans first made an appearance.
The waterfalls cascading around the capital city of Naboo was actually salt.
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones was labelled as “Cue Ball” when it shipped to theaters.
The cow-like creature seen grazing in the fields behind Anakin and Padmé in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones can be seen again as an asteroid later in the film.
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More fun facts to impress your friends and family:
During the evacuation of the Cloud City, you can see an extra running with what appears to be an ice cream maker. The extra has since been given an elaborate backstory, and the supposed ice cream maker is meant to be a database of contacts within the Rebellion.
Luke’s lightsaber in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi was originally going to be blue to match the lightsaber he lost in the previous film, but George Lucas was worried that it would confuse audiences, and thought a green lightsaber would look better, so he made the change.
At one point, Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi was going to be called “Revenge of the Jedi” and there were actually trailers and posters produced with the original title.
In fact, the producers of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan changed the name of their film from “Revenge of Khan” to avoid confusion between the two films.