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.
Late last year, the registration of a few new Lucasfilm domain names clued us in to a mystery project that would eventually become the museum exhibit Star Wars: Identities. Now George Lucas and company have registered a few more, leaving us with another mystery: What is Star Wars 1313?
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace supporting character Jar Jar Binks has appeared in toys, comic books, books, episodes of The Clone Wars and posters. But what if he appeared in posters where he didn't actually belong? That's a question that's finally been asked ... and answered.
One of the best characters in the Star Wars saga is the grammar-challenged locus of all things Lightside, Yoda ... which is remarkable considering he's a puppet. And in Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace, he was a creepy puppet.