Top 38 A New Hope Movie Facts

Following is our collection of A New Hope facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of A New Hope film message.

The Sandcrawler in Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) was infact only 2ft long but clever camera work created the giant scale.

In Star Wars A New Hope (1977) docking bay 94 has a big stylized "94" outside the door that I've just managed to notice after 34 years of being a human.
In Star Wars A New Hope (1977) docking bay 94 has a big stylized "94" outside the door that I've just managed to notice after 34 years of being a human.

A New Hope Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. All the wide shots of Luke flying across Tatooine in his speeder were achieved by placing a mirror underneath a version of the prop with a motor and wheels.

  2. In the original Star Wars (A New Hope) General Motti is about to say "hidden fortress" when Darth Vader cuts him off with a force-choke. The Hidden Fortress is an Akira Kurosawa film that inspired Star Wars: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hidden_Fortress#Influence

  3. Many of Peter Cushing's scenes in "A New Hope" (1977) were shot from the waist up. The boots he was given as Grand Moff Tarkin were too small for his feet. Close-up shots allowed him to work wearing slippers instead.

  4. And The Last Jedi (2017) at the same time, the Leia message occurs at the exact same moment Trivia

  5. In the scene where Han shoots Greedo in Star Wars: A New Hope (1979), you can hear a Jawa voice in the background shout "Nang' umlungu!", which roughly translates in Zulu to "look, a white guy!"

  6. A stormtrooper shot Princess Leia with a blaster set to stun. This was the only time a stun shot was fired in 11 Star Wars movies.

  7. In the scene where R2-D2 gets kidnapped by the Jawas in Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), you can hear at 1:10 a Jawa making the exact same sound of Ewoks.

  8. Collin Higgins was cast to play Wedge Antilles and appears in the briefing saying, "That's impossible, even for a computer." Wedge was recast, leaving Higgins the title of "Fake Wedge."

A New Hope Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - In Star Wars: A New Hope the chest control panel of the Darth Vader costume has Hebrew script. Some letters are reversed and there is no meaning behind them. Aurebesh did not appear until Return of the Jedi.
    In Star Wars: A New Hope the chest control panel of the Darth Vader costume has Hebrew script. Some letters are reversed and there is no meaning behind them. Aurebesh did not appear until Return of the Jedi.
  • 1 - In Star wars: A new Hope (George Lucas) in the scene with the ship Tantive IV, you can clearly see posters for Star Wars the movie through the window.
    In Star wars: A new Hope (George Lucas) in the scene with the ship Tantive IV, you can clearly see posters for Star Wars the movie through the window.
  • Star Wars A New Hope. Look closely; just before Luke, Han and Chewie leave R2 & 3PO in the Death Star to save Princess Leia, the top line on the monitor behind the droids reads "THX/1138"

  • 1 - Porkins is the only one of the Red Sqadron seen without a helmet chin strap
    Porkins is the only one of the Red Sqadron seen without a helmet chin strap
  • In Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, George Lucas's first feature film, "THX 1138", is slyly referenced when Luke and Han say they are moving Chewbacca from "cell 1138"

  • 1 - If you play the OST for Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) or any other Star Wars OST, the song bar changes to a lightsaber
    If you play the OST for Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) or any other Star Wars OST, the song bar changes to a lightsaber
  • 1 - You can see Aunt Beru pouring Luke a glass of blue milk.
    You can see Aunt Beru pouring Luke a glass of blue milk.

A New Hope Hidden Details

Obi-Wan tells Luke that he hasn't gone that name since before Luke was born. In Revenge Of The Sith, nobody calls him Obi-Wan after Padm? dies.

1 - You can clearly see Vader's eye after Wedge pulls out of the trench run.
You can clearly see Vader's eye after Wedge pulls out of the trench run.
1 - In Star Wars IV: A New Hope when you see Luke's proton torpedoes entering the exhaust port you can see the blast mark from where Red Squadron's earlier shot "just impacted on the surface".
In Star Wars IV: A New Hope when you see Luke's proton torpedoes entering the exhaust port you can see the blast mark from where Red Squadron's earlier shot "just impacted on the surface".

In the movie Star Wars IV :A New Hope the millenium falcon has a third crew member.

1 - The beverage dispensers in Mos Eisley Cantina are IG-unit heads.
The beverage dispensers in Mos Eisley Cantina are IG-unit heads.
1 - Luke and Han change back into their clothes but keep their Stormtrooper utility belts on
Luke and Han change back into their clothes but keep their Stormtrooper utility belts on
1 - In Star Wars A New Hope (UnRemastered Version) Darth Vader's lightsaber is just a white stick right after Luke shoots the blast door panel
In Star Wars A New Hope (UnRemastered Version) Darth Vader's lightsaber is just a white stick right after Luke shoots the blast door panel
1 - When building the massive Tantive IV ship model for A New Hope, the model makers at ILM apparently placed a miniature version of a "Star Wars" movie poster and a Playboy poster of Miss July 1976
When building the massive Tantive IV ship model for A New Hope, the model makers at ILM apparently placed a miniature version of a "Star Wars" movie poster and a Playboy poster of Miss July 1976

Chewbacca reacts violently to Luke's attempt at putting handcuffs on him and masquerade him as a prisoner. This is more meaningful than it seemed because a large portion of the labor used to build the Death Star came from enslaved wookies. Chewy knew this and reacted as such.

1 - You can see David Prowse through Darth Vader's non tinted eye cutouts
You can see David Prowse through Darth Vader's non tinted eye cutouts

- When the Sand Person attacks Luke and raises his arms, the sequence is reversed and played again. Originally, the actor only raised their arms once.

Trench run scene, a blaster flash masks the transition from matte painting to scale model.

In Star Wars A New Hope C-3PO tells Luke that he is "not much more than an interpreter and not very good at telling stories." Then in ROTJ we can see C-3PO telling the entire story of the saga, up to that point, to a very captivated Ewok audience. Interesting character development.

1 - . C-3PO has a silver leg.
. C-3PO has a silver leg.

When C3PO finds Leia giving R2D2 the Death Star plans, you can see a rebel soldier falling down in the background as if he got shot, but without getting shot (0:10).

1 - Noticed you can see the eyes of Darth Vader during the Death Star attack scene.
Noticed you can see the eyes of Darth Vader during the Death Star attack scene.
1 - One of the final shots of the film resembles the shape of the opening crawl at the beginning of the movie
One of the final shots of the film resembles the shape of the opening crawl at the beginning of the movie
1 - Dr. Cornelius Evazan who warned Luke, "You just watch yourself." and Ponda Baba whose arm Obi Wan cut off in the Mos Eisley cantina in A New Hope (1977) are seen in the Jedha market in Rogue One (2016) giving Jyn Erso a similar warning, "You better watch yourself."
Dr. Cornelius Evazan who warned Luke, "You just watch yourself." and Ponda Baba whose arm Obi Wan cut off in the Mos Eisley cantina in A New Hope (1977) are seen in the Jedha market in Rogue One (2016) giving Jyn Erso a similar warning, "You better watch yourself."
1 - When the Death Star shoots Aldeeran, you can see the planetary shield being hit before it explodes.
When the Death Star shoots Aldeeran, you can see the planetary shield being hit before it explodes.
1 - Luke heroically swings over a bottomless void in the death star holding Leia, so that they can escape the storm troopers. In The Last Jedi (2017) Luke vaults over a gap on the island to escape from Rey instead of being a hero
Luke heroically swings over a bottomless void in the death star holding Leia, so that they can escape the storm troopers. In The Last Jedi (2017) Luke vaults over a gap on the island to escape from Rey instead of being a hero

A New Hope Plot

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Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of A New Hope. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Documentary, Short, Drama, News
Director Leon Haggarty
Stars Paul Mason, Mark Bergfeld, Sunjay Nath, Shaun Kennedy