5 “Star Wars” Facts You Didn’t Know

If you love the movie franchise, watch this video to learn some fun facts about the series. And “may the force be with you!”

Here are 5 “Star Wars” facts you didn’t know:

1. Yoda was almost played by a monkey

According to the book “The Making of Star Wars” by J.W. Rinzler, George Lucas originally planned for Yoda to be played by an adorable monkey wearing a mask and carrying a cane.

2. *NSYNC nearly had a cameo in Attack of the Clones

Boy band *NSYNC made a cameo in Attack of the Clones at the request of George Lucas’ daughter. They were edited out of the final cut. 

3. Chewbacca’s voice is an eclectic mix of other animals

Chewbacca’s voice is a mix of bears, walruses, lions, badgers and other dying animals.

4. The lightsaber noise comes from the familiar hum of an old television

The noise a lightsaber makes is created by combining the hum of an old television’s picture tube and the buzz of a film projector’s motor.

5. Harrison Ford almost wasn’t Han Solo

Burt Reynolds was among the top contenders to play Han Solo, along with Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson and Christopher Walken.

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