10 Awesome Facts About Star Wars

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Star Wars is the most closely examined, lovingly cherished entertainment franchise in the world. Its fans are legion, and they're usually incredibly knowledgeable. Here are the 10 most fascinating facts about Star Wars.


1
Harrison Ford almost wasn't Han Solo in Star Wars.

2
In Star Wars, the sound of the TIE Fighter engines is actually the sound of an elephant call mixed with the sounds of a car driving on wet pavement.

3
Luke Skywalker was originally going to be named Luke Starkiller.

4
Yoda’s species has never been named.

5
Harrison Ford asked that Han Solo die at the end of Empire during the carbon freezing process, but his request was denied by George Lucas.

6
The word "ewok" is never said out loud in the Star Wars movies.

7
No physical suit of armor was ever built for the Clone Troopers in the Star Wars prequels. Every single Clone Trooper was computer animated.

8
The tiny South Pacific island of Niue accepts limited edition Star Wars collectible coins as legal tender.

9
The phrase "I have a bad feeling about this" or "I have a very bad feeling about this" is said in every Star Wars movie.

10
The only characters that appear in all the Star Wars films are C3PO and R2D2.