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

Happy Friday, or as I now like to call it Bad Batch day. Anyone else loving the show? I definitely am. Anyway, let’s get to this week’s fun facts, enjoy!

All five clones in the Bad Batch are voiced by the same person.

With The Bad Batch show finally out I thought it only proper to start with a fun fact about the show. This fact is actually true for all of the clones but did you know that Dee Bradley Baker is the voice behind the Bad Batch? Like all of them? How fun to get to play around with your voice and be different characters!

Carrie Fisher and James Earl Jones didn’t meet until years after filming Star Wars.

You read that right, James may have played or voiced rather her father but Carrie didn’t meet him until years later on the set of The Big Bang Theory. This whole scene is actually one of my favorites from the show! James was never onset during the filming of Star Wars so it makes sense that they never met but is still kind of crazy to think that they didn’t meet until over 30 years later.

The Opening crawl.

Long before the days of CGI things like the opening crawl had to be done **gasp** without a computer! The opening crawl was actually done using a camera that would move lengthwise over physical models that were two feet wide and 6 feet long.

The birth of The Maker.

Since today is his birthday and he is the man that changed all of our lives it only felt right to add his birthday to this week’s list of fun facts. George Walton Lucas Jr. was born on May 14th, 1944.

Benicio Del Toro was almost Darth Maul

Before Ray Park, Benicio Del Torro was ready to take on the role of Darth Maul. That is until George Lucas removed all of his lines. Del Torro wasn’t happy with the decision and ultimately dropped out. Ray Park landed the role but the few lines that were left in the film were actually read by Peter Serafinowicz. Years later Del Toro got his role and his lines when he appeared in The Last Jedi.

Well, that’s it for this week’s fun facts. Hopefully, you enjoyed them as much as I did. Which was your favorite? Let me know in the comments. Also be sure to check out my podcast here.

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