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100 Marvellous Facts About Star Wars You Probably Never Knew

1George Takei

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


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.


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


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


5. Mark Hamill was involved in a car accident that caused substantial facial trauma a day before he finished shooting the original Star Wars. An in-universe explanation for his scarring was developed for The Empire Strikes Back, where he is mauled by a Wampa, allowing him to continue the trilogy. - Source


6Empire Strikes Back

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


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


8. Star Wars: The Old Republic was the most expensive game ever made - Source


9. The sounds of the TIE fighters in star wars were a combo of an elephant call and a car driving on wet pavement. - Source


10. In an effort to preserve the language, 'Star Wars' was dubbed and released in Navajo in 2013.


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11John Knoll

John Knoll who was the visual effects supervisor of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, won an Oscar for Pirates of the Caribbean movie and also invented Photoshop. - Source


12. David Prowse, the actor who played Darth Vader for the majority of the Star Wars films doesn't get invited to official Star Wars conventions. According to David Prowse, he is being punished for “annoying” George Lucas. - Source


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


14. A soundbite of Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi was used in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The crew took dialogue of Guinness saying the word “afraid” in the original Star Wars trilogy and then separated the middle sequence so he calls out “Rey” during her vision sequence. - Source


15. Harrison Ford was only at Star Wars auditions to read lines with other actors, not to actually audition for any part. He was eventually cast as Han Solo, however, because all of his line-readings were better than the actors who were actually auditioning for the role.


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16Ewan McGregor

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". - Source


17. For a short time during the development of the Star Wars Holiday Special, George Lucas contemplated marrying Han Solo to a Wookiee. - Source


18. 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. - Source


19. 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. - Source


20. 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. - Source


21George Lucas

George Lucas's original plans for a Star Wars sequel trilogy would have Hamill, Fisher, and Harrison portraying their characters "sixty or seventy years old". Currently, the actors are 61, 56, and 70, respectively. - Source


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


23. 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. - Source


24. 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. - Source


25. The unique sound of Kylo Ren’s force powers in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was created by altering the sound effect of a cat purring. - Source

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