Fun fact Friday, five facts about Star Wars you may not know.

Happy Friday one and all, this month sure is flying by isn’t it? Check out this weeks fun facts below.

Grand Moff Tarkin and Count Dooku were real life besties.

Believe it or not, these two baddies have been in over twenty movies together. While they were often at odds on-screen, off-screen they were great friends. Their birthdays are even just one day apart although Peter was 9 years Christopher’s senior.

Luke Skywalker showing up in the season 2 finale of a the Mandalorian wasn’t in the script.

We weren’t the only ones on for the epic surprise of Luke’s cameo in the episode, the cast had no idea he was going to be in the episode until Mark Hamill showed up on set. While I can’t say for certain I would imagine this was in part due to not wanting the moment spoiled. Talk about an awesome surprise for the cast and crew.

Ralph McQuarrie’s art inspired Star Wars Rebels.

A quick glance at the picture above and you might think you’re looking at a scene from Rebels but what you’re actually looking at is some of Ralph McQuarrie’s concept art from A New Hope. That Zeb looking alien you see, that’s an early version of Chewbacca.

The top photo is more of McQuarrie’s art which clearly inspired the Jedi Temple Kanan and Ezra visit on Lothal.

Concept art for the city of Aldera and the countryside of Alderaan was used as inspiration when creating Lothal’s Capital City and the stone towers outside the city.

Cave of Evil.

That place… is strong with the dark side of the Force. A domain of evil it is. In you must go.

What’s in there?

Only what you take with you.

Yoda and Luke

When Yoda went into exile he chose the planet Dagobah. You might remember the slimy dark cave Luke went into, you know one where he saw his own face behind Vader’s mask. Well, that cave is known as the Cave of Evil or the dark side cave. It was a dark side vergence located under a gnarltree on the swamp planet of Dagobah. Entering the cave subjected entrants to the vergence’s control, projecting their worst fears as apparitions and illusions. The reason Yoda stays close by? He uses it as a cloak to hide himself. The dark side seeping from the cave is enough to hide even someone as powerful as Yoda.

While filming The Force Awakens Harrison Ford broke his ankle… and J.J. Abrams broke his back trying to save him.

You probably heard about Harrison breaking his ankle on the set of The Force Awakens back in 2014 but did you know J.J. Abrams broke his back trying to help him? One of the Falcon’s hydraulic doors slammed down on Harrison’s leg and J.J. tried to help him by attempting to lift the door off. While attempting to lift the door J.J. Heard a few pops and later found out he had actually broken his back. He never told the cast about his injury and returned to work wearing a back brace.

Well, that’s it for this week’s fun facts. Hopefully, you learned something new. Which fact was your favorite? Leave a comment and let me know.

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