Top 29 Return Of The Jedi Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Return Of The Jedi 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 Return Of The Jedi film message.

In Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, the "animal" used as bait to attract Chubacca into the Ewoks' trap is actually the backside of a white tail deer with fake teeth inserted into the anus.

In "Return of the Jedi", Jabba has a Tauntaun head mounted on the wall.

Return Of The Jedi Trivia

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  1. In Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, the reason Luke Skywalker's lightsaber is green in the film and blue in promotional art is because they did not want the blade to get drown out in the blue sky of Tatooine.

  2. Steven Spielberg was George Lucas' first choice to direct. However due to a dispute Lucas was having with the Directors Guild of America, Lucas was not allowed to hire a union member (Spielberg) and ended up hiring Richard Marquand instead.

Return Of The Jedi Easter Eggs

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

  • 1 - You can spot a soldier that has a resemblance to Rex from clone wars. It was confirmed that he fought in the battle of Endor.
    You can spot a soldier that has a resemblance to Rex from clone wars. It was confirmed that he fought in the battle of Endor.
  • 1 - When the Emperor is zapping Darth Vader, it's briefly possible to see Anakin's skeleton, including robotic parts (neck, arms)
    When the Emperor is zapping Darth Vader, it's briefly possible to see Anakin's skeleton, including robotic parts (neck, arms)
  • The celebrating mob on Coruscant is dragging storm troopers through the streets. You can even hear the troopers screaming.

  • Just before this reactor meltdown, you can see a smaller explosion (at 7:34)

Return Of The Jedi Hidden Details

1 - We watch Luke set fire to Vader and it can be seen that his helmet was burnt worse on the right side of the helmet. In The Force Awakens (2015), years after, Kylo Ren speaks to Vader's helmet that is burnt worse on the right side like it was in Return of the Jedi.
We watch Luke set fire to Vader and it can be seen that his helmet was burnt worse on the right side of the helmet. In The Force Awakens (2015), years after, Kylo Ren speaks to Vader's helmet that is burnt worse on the right side like it was in Return of the Jedi.
1 - For some brief moments we can see the cybernetics that make up Darth Vader like some machinery in his neck, a robotic arm (right) and bicep (left).
For some brief moments we can see the cybernetics that make up Darth Vader like some machinery in his neck, a robotic arm (right) and bicep (left).
1 - After Han and Leia are caught, a Gran covers C-3PO's mouth, preventing him from speaking before the reveal
After Han and Leia are caught, a Gran covers C-3PO's mouth, preventing him from speaking before the reveal
1 - While trying to help Princess Leia, Han grabs her boobs.
While trying to help Princess Leia, Han grabs her boobs.

The Senate's Throne Room is visible from the outside of Death Star 2 prior to the next scene shown inside.

1 - When Darth Sidious strikes Darth Vader with lightning as he throws Palpatine to his death, you can see very quick shots of Vader's skull underneath the helmet
When Darth Sidious strikes Darth Vader with lightning as he throws Palpatine to his death, you can see very quick shots of Vader's skull underneath the helmet
1 - Noticed this bit of foreshadowing in Return of the Jedi (1983)
Noticed this bit of foreshadowing in Return of the Jedi (1983)
1 - Leia's speeder has the middle switch pulled back towards her because Luke said it would jam their communications.
Leia's speeder has the middle switch pulled back towards her because Luke said it would jam their communications.
1 - The AT-ST walker that Chewbacca commandeers has a blast mark on the front, letting the audience know which one has "good guys" in it.
The AT-ST walker that Chewbacca commandeers has a blast mark on the front, letting the audience know which one has "good guys" in it.
1 - Luke's black costume symbolizes path to the Dark Side. But ultimately white patch underneath black costume represents that Luke was good person all along.
Luke's black costume symbolizes path to the Dark Side. But ultimately white patch underneath black costume represents that Luke was good person all along.
1 - Luke throws a human skull to activate the door that kills the rancor in Jabba's palace.
Luke throws a human skull to activate the door that kills the rancor in Jabba's palace.
1 - Leia uses the same trick Han used in the Solo movie (2018) to get there way with a crime lord. Expect she improved on his plan by using a real thermal detonator instead of a rock. He must have told her off screen his plan didn't work.
Leia uses the same trick Han used in the Solo movie (2018) to get there way with a crime lord. Expect she improved on his plan by using a real thermal detonator instead of a rock. He must have told her off screen his plan didn't work.
1 - For a few scenes in Jabba's palace Boba Fett's rangefinder is on the wrong (left) side of his helmet. In all other scenes in ESB/ROTJ it on the right. The Return of Skywalker D23 teaser has it still on the left.
For a few scenes in Jabba's palace Boba Fett's rangefinder is on the wrong (left) side of his helmet. In all other scenes in ESB/ROTJ it on the right. The Return of Skywalker D23 teaser has it still on the left.
1 - Vader saves Luke from starting down towards the Dark Side by deflecting him from killing the Emperor.
Vader saves Luke from starting down towards the Dark Side by deflecting him from killing the Emperor.
1 - " in the final battle of Luke and Vader half of Luke's face in this shot is in the light with the other in the dark. This was done to symbolise his upcoming choice to choose the light or dark side of the force.
" in the final battle of Luke and Vader half of Luke's face in this shot is in the light with the other in the dark. This was done to symbolise his upcoming choice to choose the light or dark side of the force.
1 - Hayden Christensens' Anakin is wearing light brown robes compared to his usual black robes, which signified is rebelliousness. The lighter robes show he has truly changed to the light side.
Hayden Christensens' Anakin is wearing light brown robes compared to his usual black robes, which signified is rebelliousness. The lighter robes show he has truly changed to the light side.
1 - You can spot a soldier that has a resemblance to Rex from Rebels and Clone Wars. It was confirmed by Dave Filoni that he fought in the battle of Endor
You can spot a soldier that has a resemblance to Rex from Rebels and Clone Wars. It was confirmed by Dave Filoni that he fought in the battle of Endor

Han cops a feel

Han Solo is looking anxiously to his right aboard the shuttle Tydirium, but in the next shot the bridge of the Executor is shown to his left. Han looked in the wrong direction.

When Luke finally comes face to face with Sidious, the window behind him makes him look like a spider in middle of its web, waiting to crush the rebellion.

Return Of The Jedi poster
Return Of The Jedi poster

Return Of The Jedi Plot

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Return Of The Jedi. 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 Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Director Richard Marquand
Stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams
IMDB score 8.3