Happy Intergalactic Star Wars Day peeps!! Zoom....zooom....goes my light saber! *wink*
Did you know...in addition to the name change from Luke Starkiller, in earlier drafts of the script, there are the characters of Biggs and Camie, Luke’s friends who have gone to the Academy. In the film, Biggs is one of the rebel pilots in the end sequence.
David Prowse, a weightlifter from Bristol, played the role on screen of Darth Vadar but the voice was that of James Earl Jones. He was so convinced the film would be a flop, he refused to allow his name in the original credits. Oops.
George Lucas got the idea for Chewbacca one morning in the early ’70s while watching his wife, Marcia, drive off in her car. She had their Alaskan malamute, Indiana, (the name sake for Indiana Jones) with her. Lucas liked the way the large shaggy dog looked in the passenger seat so he decided to create a character in the film that was a cross between Indiana, a bear, and a monkey. Way to go Indiana!!