• Mattie Stu

10 Things You Didn't Know About Return of the Jedi (Probably)

In one of George Lucas’ early scripts, Jabba’s Palace was located on a grassy world named Sicemon. The Ralph McQuarrie concepts of such later inspired Lothal in Star Wars Rebels.

It took four tonnes of clay to sculpt the Jabba the Hutt puppet.

The growls of Jabba’s rancor were generated by a dachshund.

Episode VI marked the first time Luke Skywalker addressed Kenobi as “Obi-Wan” and not “Ben”.

The climactic space battle originally took place above the Imperial capital, then called Had Abbadon, and wold have featured two Death Stars.

In another early concept, the spirits of Obi-Wan and Yoda helped Luke deflect Emperor Palpatine’s Force lightning.

When Darth Vader picks up Palpatine and hurls him to his death, you can hear the Jedi theme play in the background, thus signifying the dark lord’s redemption.

Speaking of which, the Death Star’s reactor shaft comprised of 1,500 fishing rods.

Vader’s funeral was filmed at Skywalker Ranch and added in at the last minute to clear up any confusion about his final resting place.

And, last but not least...

If Hayden Christensen knew he was actually being filmed as a Force ghost for the special edition of Episode VI, he would have acted the scene totally different.

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