Today is May the Fourth, which many fans will recognise as the official Star Wars appreciation day! ?
- Reach for the stars: At 6,4″, Liam Neeson was too tall to feature in the Star Wars films.
- Yoda was almost played by a monkey, he was.: Jedi-master Yoda was originally going to be played by a monkey wearing a face mask. (It just look creepy though!)
- Say hello to my little… Ewoks: Al Pacino almost played the part of Han Solo, but he ‘didn’t understand the script’.
- Bye, bye, bye Justin Timberlake: At George Lucas’s daughter’s request, *NSYNC were to be featured in Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Fortunately/unfortunately, they were cut from the final movie.
Bonus Star Wars fact: Yoda has a different number of toes depending on what Star Wars film you’re watching. Sometimes three, sometimes four.
Have an amazing May the Fourth!
May the force be with you in a galaxy far, far away. Because I am your father. ?