Happy Friday! The month is just flying in by. So far 2021 hasn’t been any worse than 2020 so I will take it! Check out this week’s fun facts below.
The first thing Obi-Wan did when he arrived on Tatooine was visited Shmi’s grave. He reflected on his role in keeping Anakin away from his mother who ended dying as a slave. The forced separation, which ended in her death was the biggest contributing factor of Anakin turning to the dark side.
Lucas almost had Bona Fett kill Mace Winco in Revenge of the Sith.
Another one of George’s ideas was to give Boba an expanded role in Revenge of the Sith. Boba would have been on a revenge quest (and who could blame him) trying to track Mace down and kill him. George eventually cut the storyline out as the movie was already quite expansive.
In Legends, Palpatine has Tarkin’s son murdered.
We all know what a stand-up guy old Palpatine is so we shouldn’t be surprised that he had Grand Moff Tarkin’s beloved son murdered. Even worse he had Darth Vader kill him and make it look like it was the fault of the enemies of the empire. In doing so, they successfully made Tarkin because the heartless man who hated anyone who opposed the Empire.
Pain of the physical kind.
Peter Cushing did an excellent job at playing the heartless angry man we loved to hate but maybe he was so angry because his feet hurt. The boots supplied to him by the wardrobe department were too small so he only wore them in shots where you could see his feet. The rest of the time he was on set he wore slippers which can now be found at the Whitstable Museum.
I’m sure I’m not the only one in awe watching lightsaber duels, they can be almost mesmerizing. Imagine how fun it was to actually act them out on screen. Ewan Mcgregor got so into it that he couldn’t refrain from making lightsaber sounds as he dueled. The sounds had to be removed during post-production editing. If we’re being honest I feel like I would also have this problem.
And there you have this week’s fun facts. I think my favorite was definitely Ewan making lightsaber noises, I really need to be some behind the scenes footage of this. What was your favorite fact? Let me know in the comments below!