10 Things You Never Knew About The Star Wars Franchise



There are few film franchises that are as well loved as the Star Wars franchise. Whether you are a fan of the first three films that hit the theater or the second batch of three (which would put you in the minority), you are likely someone who, at one time or another, has poured over the various stories and legends that came out of the long running series. Even if you are indeed a fan of Boba Fett and the Storm Troopers and Leia and the rest, there are probably still some things you missed about these iconic movies. Check out these 10 things you never knew about the Star Wars films and tell us what you think.

Greedo Was Played By Two Actors

You’ve probably thought long and hard about whether Greedo shot first, but did you know the character was actually played by two different people? Despite his character being fairly minor, Paul Blake played him in scenes where he and Han were both seen.

When the camera was zoomed in on the alien, the person in the costume was Maria De Aragon.

Han In Carbonite Was Almost The Last Time We Saw Him

The Empire Strikes Back ended the way it did because Harrison Ford wasn’t sure he wanted to play Han Solo anymore. Lucas did that scene in case Ford left the franchise and there would still be a reason why we never saw him again.

While we all love Han Solo, one has to wonder just how interesting it would have been if the franchise had actually “killed off” such a major character. It might have made the third film even more riveting.