11 Behind the Scenes Star Wars Secrets You Probably Don’t Know

Yoda the Vampire Slayer.

Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back


Believe it or not, Yoda’s original name was “Buffy”, but then (thankfully) was later changed to “Minch Yoda”. Finally, it was shortened to just “Yoda” (phew!).

Millions of dollars for 4.5 hours of work.

Obi-Wan Kenobi


Sir Alec Guinness was not a fan of Star Wars, and refused to be in the Empire Strikes Back.
When eventually persuaded to appear as a ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he would only do it on his terms: Strictly one day only, start time 8:30am, finish time 1pm. Oh, and he had to paid 0.25% of the movies total gross, which netted him millions of dollars.

Darth Vader’s almost Famous face

darth vader unmasked

When the moment finally came in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of The Jedi for Darth Vader to be unmasked; filmmakers originally wanted a famous movie star such as Laurence Olivier or John Gielgud. When deciding that Anakin Skywalker should be unrecognisable and portrayed as someone who was once a regular man, they went with a relatively unknown actor instead (Sebastian Shaw).