Whether you love it or hate it, Star Wars is a massively popular franchise! Created by George Lucas, the film series takes viewers into a galaxy far, far away as they witness a battle between good and evil. The franchise first started back in 1977 with Star Wars: IV A New Hope, yes the first movie started on the fourth installment, crazy, we know. However, the film went on to be a huge success which lead George Lucas to easily create and release episode five and six while years later going back to create episodes one through three.
Since the first release, the Star Wars franchise includes a number of specials, video games and a slew of new upcoming live action films through current owners Disney. As we eagerly await the release of the next big film release Star Wars: VII The Force Awakens, you might find an interest in looking through these 20 facts that you might not have known about from the Star Wars franchise.
George Lucas stated the first draft ending of the Return of the Jedi would feature Luke Skywalker putting on Vader’s helmet and turning towards the dark side.
George Lucas found David Prowse, the actor who portrayed Darth Vader, so annoying that he officially banned him from all official Star Wars conventions.
The voice of Yoda, Frank Oz, also does the voice of The Muppets’ Miss Piggy.
The original Millennium Flacon design was created from a hamburger with two olives on the side.