Hollywood’s excellent Star Wars movie series is the most iconic space epic genre for more than two decades. Winning the hearts of millions of fans all over the world, Star Wars has set many records not only in the box office collections but also in the retail merchandise products as well. Right from a Star War character toys to your favourite star war characters T-shirts or stationeries, they yield profitable revenue from these consumer products as well. According to statista.com, the global box office revenue of the Star Wars movies as on July 2018 is 340 million U.S dollars. This article is for the Star Wars hard-core fans that are regularly following up with the Star-War movie series.
- The ghostly version of Obi-Wan played by Alec initially refused the movie offer.
Sir Alec initially had some frictions with the Star Wars production team because he did not want to get committed with this movie series because he commented on the first Star-War movie as fairy-tale rubbish and thus he does want anything to do with The Empires Strike Back. However, eventually, the core team Lucas and the other filmmakers persuaded him to take up the ghostly version of the Obi-Wan on Dagobah with Yoda character. Alec got a ransom sum as salary for his part that is one-fourth of the percent of the movie’s total gross amount with strict work schedule between 8.30 am and 1pm only.
- Revenge of the Sith – Not a single scene shot on any Real location.
The entire ‘Revenge of the Sith’ movie was shot on the blue screens and movie sets of the soundstages set. There were never live-action locations shot for the film. With the advanced technology in computer animation and graphics, the technical team created a beautiful imaginary background of Phuket, Thailand perfectly blended as the Wookiee home world of Kashyyyk. In addition, the beauty of Bernese Alps near the beautiful landscape Grindelwald, Switzerland gives a breathtaking view to the audience making it look as real as possible which stood in for Alderaan. The end planet of Mustafar that is inspired by the eruption of Mount Etna in Italy recreated through the latest visual effects and graphical representation.
- The only Star Wars movie that did not get an PG rated certificate
Due to the presence of some sci-fi violence and many intense scenes which got a dark trend in this series, the movie ‘Revenge of the Sith’ did not get a PG rating. Later on, in one interview the director, Lucas admitted to the media in an interview given to the ’60 Minutes’ show that he will not probably take a 5-year old or a six-year-old kid to this movie as it is too strong and had a darker trend among the Star Wars movie.
- Know who is the assistant director of the Episode III movie?
One of the most beautiful Hollywood directors who gave his audience jaw-dropping visual effects and many times Academy Award winner, Steven Spielberg. As he is a good pal to Lucas, Steven accepted to work as an assistant director in the film, ‘Revenge of the Sith.’ Lucas paired him because to get his help to shoot two great footages like the climactic duel between Obi-wan and Anakin and the battle scene in the Senate Chamber between the two iconic characters Emperor and the Yoda. Personally, Steven also planned to test some of the pre-visualization techniques that he was planning to implement in his next directorial film, ‘War of the Worlds.’
- Literally there is no actual Clone Trooper costume
Lucas confidentially relied on the computer graphics for most of the backgrounds, creating stunning visuals at the battlefields attacks and other action scenes. He did not stop in there but also bought the same effect in designing costume as well, and it shows pretty well implemented. For the ‘Attack of the Clones’ as well as for the rest of the prequels there is no real costume made for Clone Trooper. The computer graphics unit rendered every single one that is seen in this movie and in its previous editions. Thus in this age and time, there is no wonder if these advancements in the technology could make the costume designers envy upon them for their job security!
- Lloyd won the lot from 3000 young actors to play Anakin.
In the movie ‘The Phantom of Menace’ series, Lucas and the casting director Robin Garland searched for a young actor in length and breadth of the world, all the way to England, Scotland, Ireland and North America for non-actor school going kids to play the character named Anakin. There were auditions for 3000 young actors for the role, out of which the young Jake Lloyd hit the jackpot and chosen to play the famous Anakin character. Lucas in an interview in 2010 to Today.com has talked about the various factors of Star Wars and the reason for their release on DVD for their fans.
- Return of the Jedi got many non-professional actors.
The characters played by the Ewoks and the stormtroopers in the movie ‘Return of the Jedi’ was played by many non-actors recruited from all walks of life like salespeople, typists, British Dock workers and so on who were mainly hired for the famous legendary battle for this ‘Return of Jedi’ movie in the history of world cinema.
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