It’s quite possibly the most influential film series ever created. In fact, it has even been credited with the invention of the idea of film series (prior to Star Wars sequels weren’t really heard of). These are 25 surprising things you didn’t know about Star Wars.
20. Every Star Wars movie in the United States has been released in May, one week after George Lucas’s birthday
15. It took up to 10 puppeteers using both hands to operate Jabba the Hut
10. R2-D2 is named after a piece of film editor’s jargon. It means “reel 2, dialog 2”.
5. Steven Spielberg was Lucas’s first choice to direct Return of the Jedi but he was part of the Director’s Guild which Lucas had left on bad terms so Steven was forbidden from taking the role.