Updated May 2nd, 2018
If you’re a true Star Wars fan, you already know that May 4 is Intergalactic Star Wars Day. What’s the significance of this date? you may ask. Well, it’s a play on the classic Star Wars quote: May the fourth be with you! The actual line, May the force be with you, was first spoken in the 1977 film when General Dodonna was explaining the attack on the Death Star to the Rebel pilots.
And if you’re really a true Star Wars fan, you’ve already seen the recently released trailer for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens which hits theaters on December 18. Gamers will be thrilled to know that Disney is also releasing Star Wars: Battlefront, the first video game since they acquired Lucasfilm in 2012. We can’t wait! So in honor of Star Wars Day and to get you amped for The Force Awakens, here are 15 random Star Wars facts that you never knew.
1. Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Starkiller as taken from “The Journal of the Whils” Yep, this was an early title for Star Wars. You’ve got to wonder if they’d have made it to Episode VII in the series if they hadn’t gone with the short and sweet title we love for the first one. You can check out the entire script on Starkiller, a super fan site.
2. Luke Starkiller Speaking of Starkiller, that was indeed Luke Skywalker’s original name. His character went through several revisions, including a female version and an old war hero version. It would be a much drearier Star Wars Day without Mark Hamill’s dashing good looks and heavenly name to match.
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