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Dec 11, 2016

Let's bust some minor myths about Star Wars

Darth Vader concept art

Star Wars myths: BUSTED


Let’s clear a few things up about the state of play about a couple of Star Wars related things by busting a few myths:
  • Ewoks are not smaller cousins of the Wookie. 
  • Han Shot first. No matter what George Lucas said, Han. Shot. First.
  • Lucas did not 12 films all mapped out before the first Star Wars was released. He totally had the idea of serializing Star Wars though. 
  • There is a difference between a Clone Trooper and a Stormtrooper. One of them is a clone. The other not so much usually a drafted in human. 
  • Kylo Ren is not a Sith Lord. Ren is not his last name. It is a direct reference that he is a Knight of Ren. Kylo is not even his real name. It's Ben. 
  • Bail Organna may have died on Alderaan. He certainly appears in Rogue One.
  • There is no longer an official explanation for how Han did the Kessel Run because the Legends novels are now no longer cannon. We suspect the new Han Solo movie is going to sort this plot curiosity out!
  • The Wampa creature was not created to allow for Luke's rearranged face after a car accident 
  • Splinter of the Mind's Eye was not the scripted sequel to A New Hope. It was some story ideas that Lucas gave to Alan Dean Foster which they COULD have made into a film. Instead it became a classic Star Wars story. 
  • Anakin is the ‘Chosen One’ not Luke. Think about it, in the end it was Vader who killed the Emperor, thus ending his reign of tyranny. 
  • Darth Vader does not mean ‘Dark Father’ and was not a clue to Luke’s parentage. At all. Stop arguing about it!
  • Leia said the classic Star Wars quote ‘It’s a trap’ first in Empire, not Ackbar in Jedi. She was warning Luke Skywalker. 
  • Yes, Lucas did consider Jedi ending with Luke turning to the dark side. 
  • “I know” was not an on the spot ad lib. Director Irvine Kershner suggested it to Harrison who agreed to give it a go.

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