58 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About The Star Wars Movies

With the new Star Wars movie being released on December 18th, 2015, much excitement for the long-awaited film is already building! And while everyone’s impatiently waiting, their attention turns once again to the classic, well-loved original Star Wars trilogy as well as the more recent Phantom Menace one that came out in the nineties. Over at Buzzfeed, they’re listing 58 Facts about the Star Wars movies that you may have never known before. Here are just a few to whet your appetite!

Just where did George Lucas and his team get all of their brilliant and bizarre ideas, anyway? Take the TIE fighters, for example – you know the sound they make? Remind you of anything? It’s actually a trumpeting elephant combined with a car’s wheels driving on wet asphalt.

Steven Spielberg has made millions of dollars from a bet he’d made with George Lucas for a percentage of box office income from the Star Wars movies!

Remember the trash compacter scene? While shooting it, Mark Hamill who plays Luke Skywalker, burst a blood vessel in his cheek from holding his breath so long.

The desert landscapes of Tatooine were shot in Tunisia, where most of the structures built for the movies are still standing – and are actually being used by people who live there!

Do you remember a character named Wedge Antilles? Well, Denis Lawson, who played him, is actually related to Ewan McGregor (young Obi Wan Kenobi) – Denis is his uncle!

Mark Hamill’s character, Luke Skywalker, was actually going to be called Luke Starkiller right up until Lucas started shooting the film – then there was a change of heart!

Ever wonder about the fascinating language Greedo’s speaking? It’s Quechua, the language of the Q’ero in South America, while the Jawa language is really Zulu!

Imagine Yoda as a monkey with a mask and a cane! Thank goodness Frank Oz came along and set them straight on that one.

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