25 Little-Known Star Wars Facts That Will Awaken a Jedi to Anyone
The Star Wars franchise has become a cult film of modern cinema. Adults and children around the world will easily recognize iconic images from this iconic fantasy saga, such as Darth Vader or lightsaber. In connection with the release of the Star Wars Episode VII: Awakening of Power screens, our review will focus on some little-known facts and Easter eggs that many people may not know about this franchise.
Tatooine was named after the city of Tatooine in Tunisia (where most of the material on this planet was shot).
2. Real buildings
Many of the original scenes in Star Wars were filmed in real-life locations in Tunisia. Until now, many buildings have been preserved in this country, which were used in the filming.
3. Elephant and tires
The sound of the imperial fighter Tie Fighter was made by mixing the sounds of car tires on wet asphalt and the pipe call of an African elephant.
4. Yoda – Mr. X
No one knows the name of the race to which Master Yoda belongs. Lucas considered that Yoda should remain a mysterious person. Therefore, its origin and past is prohibited to describe.
5. Darth Vader
Before Darth Vader became the dark lord of the Sith, Lucas was thinking of making him a bounty hunter. But in the end, the character of Bob Fett was coined, and Vader “took his rightful place.”
6. Luke, not Luke …
Luke Skywalker was originally called Luke Starkiller.
7. Intergalactic sandwich
George Lucas said that the inspiration for the Millennium Falcon model ship was … a hamburger.
8. Fighter Droid
Fighter-droid was the only type of spacecraft that skillfully deployed its wings vertically and move them on the ground.
During the filming, many actors and staff drank coffee in a stall in the studio, which was called Javva the Hutt.
10. Tupac? … no Jackson!
Rapper Tupac Shakur auditioned for the role of Jedi Mace Windu (played by Samuel L. Jackson).
The name of the race inhabiting the planet Kashiik (wooks) is translated as “people of trees”.
12. General Luke
In earlier versions of the script, Luke was a sixty-year-old general.
13. Hanna Solo is not a man
In the first version of the script, Han Solo was a green-skinned, bear-free creature with gills that looked like a Grido.
14. Central Andes – the birthplace of Grido?
Grido speaks Quache, a South American language spoken in the central Andes.
15. Are the Jaws South Africans?
The Java language is an accelerated version of Zulu, which is spoken in southern Africa and understandable by 50% of South Africans.
16. And the soldier is naked
Uniforms soldiers clones did not exist, it is computer graphics.
Some of the members of the NSYNC band played a cameo in the second film. The scene was cut in the final version.
18. Easter egg
The 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey” could be seen in the merchant Watto’s shop on Tatooine.
“I have a bad feeling” is a famous phrase from “Star Wars”, which is found in every film of this saga.
20. Hollywood Migrants
Asogians is a race that first appeared in Spielberg’s movie Alien (1982). In Star Wars, a representative of the Asogians could be seen in the Galactic Senate.
The Asoian senator was named Greblips, and he represented the planet Brodo Agosi. Greblips – the name Spielberg, written backwards.
The idea of the droid R2-D2 came up with George Lucas when he was filming “American Graffiti”. His sound engineer asked his assistant for a second coil with a second dialogue (in English – Reel 2, Dialog Track 2, abbreviated “R-2-D-2”). This name appealed to Lucas, who heard a request from a sound engineer.
23. Random Props
In the “Hidden threat” you can see a completely random props, which was used during the filming: a toaster, foot massager and a rescue boat.
The word “evoki” was formed by the transposition of syllables in the word “wooks”. According to the original scenario, the Battle of Endor should take place on Kashyyik, the planet of the Wookiee.