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10 Unknown Facts About Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Taking the movie world by storm, the Star Wars Franchise has done it yet again with the latest story. If you fancy yourself a Star Wars geek, here are a couple of behind the scenes facts you should catch up with.

1

The production name for Episode VIII was "Space Bear."

The production name for Episode VIII was "Space Bear."
2

None of Carrie Fisher's scenes in the movie were cut out following her death in 2016.

None of Carrie Fisher's scenes in the movie were cut out following her death in 2016.
3

Luke Skywalker bears a strong resemblance to Obi-Wan Kenobi's appearance in the original SW trilogy.

Luke Skywalker bears a strong resemblance to Obi-Wan Kenobi's appearance in the original SW trilogy.

In fact, Mark Hamill reprised his role in 2015 at the age of 64, while Alec Guinness was 63 when he was first cast as Obi-Wan Kenobi.

4

Joaquin Phoenix turned down the role that eventually went to Benicio Del Toro.

Joaquin Phoenix turned down the role that eventually went to Benicio Del Toro.
5

This was the eighth Star Wars film to be composed by John Williams.

This was the eighth Star Wars film to be composed by John Williams.
6

Kelly Marie Tran lied that she was doing an indie film in Canada.

Kelly Marie Tran lied that she was doing an indie film in Canada.

At one point, she got some maple syrup to bring back to her parents so they would believe she was actually in Canada.

7

Carrie Fisher helped rewrite the script

Carrie Fisher helped rewrite the script

Carrie Fisher was also a well-known writer, whose services were often called upon to act as script doctor for other films. She later began declining such assignments when producers would solicit her story ideas, then hire someone else to actually change the script, and use her ideas without paying her. However, director Rian Johnson revealed that Fisher helped with the writing of the script for this film.

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Rian Johnson had a brief cameo in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” aboard the Death Star as an Imperial gunnery technic...

Rian Johnson had a brief cameo in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” aboard the Death Star as an Imperial gunnery technic...
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Films writer/director Rian Johnson looked at for inspiration while developing "Star Wars:The Last Jedi"

Films writer/director Rian Johnson looked at for inspiration while developing "Star Wars:The Last Jedi"

Some of the films writer/director Rian Johnson looked at for inspiration while developing "Star Wars:The Last Jedi" include “12 O’Clock High” (1949), “To Catch a Thief” (1955) and “Three Outlaw Samurai” (1964).

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"The Last Jedi" team completely reconstructed the interior of the Millennium Falcon

"The Last Jedi" team completely reconstructed the interior of the Millennium Falcon

"The Last Jedi" team reconstructed the interior of the Millennium Falcon—which had been impeccably put together for "The Force Awakens" by art director Mark Harris—on a Pinewood Stage.This allowed "The Last Jedi" filmmakers to put the entire exterior of the Millennium Falcon, on its Landing Pad, at the base of the Longcross Studios’ incline, beneath the 19-ton Jedi Tree.