Part of the horrific appeal of the whole zombie thing is that it can happen to anyone. Your wife, your kids, your grandma, even that guy you buy coffee from, they can all shift from friendly humans to rotting, flesh-hungry undead in a matter of minutes, and suddenly it's shotgun time. (Aim for the head, kids.) So it's no surprise that the whole "no one is safe" thing has spread to the realm of fictional characters.
Let's be honest—the Star Wars franchise is a bit of a sausage fest. There's Leia, Padme ... and that's about it. Everywhere else you look, it's dudes as far as the eye can see. It turns out, though, that there were more women—they just got cut out of the movie.
If those Ewoks always creeped you out a bit, this may help explain it all—an actor who appeared beneath the fur of one those Endor teddy bears in Return of the Jedi was just convicted of indecent exposure.
First it was Greedo firing first against Han Solo, then Yoda's puppet is sadly replaced by CGI, now Vader is being forced against his will to bellow his trademark cry as the Emperor tortures poor Luke. Stop the insanity!
Thanks to an interview with Star Wars: Return of the Jedi storyboard artist David Russell, some old school design art from the film has been released in the wild. What stands out the most? The Emperor was, apparently, even creepier during the design phase.
You'd definitely need a bigger kennel for this delightful Dathomirian beast. Leave it to the loyal 501st Legion to spawn a near full-scale model of Jabba's favorite reptile assassin from Return Of The Jedi. Who needs a labradoodle anyway?
Anthony Herrera is a geek dad. So when he took his two children hiking in Sequoia National Park—close to Redwood National and State Parks, where Return of the Jedi was filmed—he told them that this is where Ewoks lived.
All of the Dark Knight Rises set leaks notwithstanding, it's harder than ever for fans to get anywhere near the set of a major motion picture. If it's a sequel to two of the most beloved sci-fi films of all time, it's impossible. But once upon a time, a band of Star Wars fans stumbled upon the Jedi shoot and snapped proof of their visit.