• Mattie Stu

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Attack of the Clones (Probably)

Think you know all there is to know about Attack of the Clones? Well, here are 10 facts that may have flown under your radar!

The Jedi Council chamber and the youngling’s training room are the exact same set, save for some plants, a few columns, and a different floor pattern.

The Jedi Archives were modelled after the Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland.

A scene between Obi-Wan and Jocasta Nu, which would have identified one of the Archive's busts as Count Dooku, was written and filmed, only to be deleted.

Count Dooku was imagined as a female Sith during the concept design stage. While the idea was dropped, it later resurfaced to help create Asajj Ventress.

The Kaminoans were partly inspired by the aliens in Steven Spielberg's 1977 film Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

The ceiling-mounted rain system developed for the fight between Obi-Wan and Jango Fett pumped in seven and a half tonnes of water per minute!

Obi-Wan's duel with the Acklay beast in the Petranaki arena was a tribute to the 1961 film Mysterious Island, which featured sailors fighting a massive crab.

Senator Amidala has nearly impeccable aim. This mirrors her daughter, Leia, who almost never misses, either.

Concept design supervisors Erik Tiemens and Ryan Church studied World War II and Vietnam War footage as inspiration for the Battle of Geonosis.

And, last but not least...

After rejecting exotic fabrics, costume designer Trisha Biggar crafted Padmé’s wedding dress from a bedspread found in an Australian antique shop.

Were you surprised by any of today's facts? Let me know in the comments below!

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