Top 50 Star Wars Movie Details

While searching the internet for Star Wars movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

The Last Jedi (2017), Rey's training on the cliff matches Kylo Ren's fight with Luke Skywalker

R2-D2 trips a battle droid in the background in Star Wars: Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun Star Wars details are suitable for kids.

  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. Boba Fett showed up in the Star Wars Holiday Special (1978), which came out before Empire Strikes back (1980), making it his first appearance. He also uses the same rifle The Mandalorian uses in the show.

  3. A pink R2 unit can be seen on the resistance base with the designation R2-KT. The founder of the 501st fan organization created the droid to watch after his daughter "Katie" who had terminal brain cancer. The droid visits children's hospitals to this day.

  4. C3PO's very last line in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) is the exact same line that is his first one in Star Wars: A New Hope (1977).

  5. The Millenium Falcon's design was made to include several large vents along the back of the model in order to prevent the interior lights for the engine from melting the model.

  6. 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

  7. Harrison Ford's famous chin scar was added to Alden Ehrenreich in order to make him resemble Ford more

  8. The scene where Obi Wan delivers Luke to Owen and Beru was actually shot during the filming of Attack of the Clones, as George Lucas did not want to revisit the desert to get one shot in.

  9. : Padme was buried with her baby bump in place so that people would think the twins died with her.

  10. The Devil Guy in Star Wars (1977) was played by Rick Baker, who lent a bunch of his monster masks to the production during Cantina reshoots in LA.

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - There is a small YT-1300 Corellian light freighter(Millenium Falcon) arriving on Coruscant.
    There is a small YT-1300 Corellian light freighter(Millenium Falcon) arriving on Coruscant.
  • 1 - The Holochess board has two additional pieces which disappear when Chewie breaks the table. This was the idea of VFX artist Phil Tippett who had designed the creatures in 1977 for A New Hope but they were removed from the scene because the table felt cluttered.
    The Holochess board has two additional pieces which disappear when Chewie breaks the table. This was the idea of VFX artist Phil Tippett who had designed the creatures in 1977 for A New Hope but they were removed from the scene because the table felt cluttered.
  • 1 - Rey's goggles are made from salvaged stormtrooper eyepieces.
    Rey's goggles are made from salvaged stormtrooper eyepieces.
  • 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)

Hidden Details

1 - - 1983) were hand painted with oil paintings on plexiglass panels
- 1983) were hand painted with oil paintings on plexiglass panels

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

1 - 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.
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.

The giant space octopus has its skin sucked off its skull when it falls into the gravity well.

1 - Chewbacca's seat in the Millennium Falcon's cockpit is visibly dirtier than Han's
Chewbacca's seat in the Millennium Falcon's cockpit is visibly dirtier than Han's
1 - C-3PO says he is not very good at telling stories. In Episode VI he fully captivates an audience with his story telling.
C-3PO says he is not very good at telling stories. In Episode VI he fully captivates an audience with his story telling.

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.

1 - Jabba the Hutt was an elaborate costume with no actor so they got creative with the credits
Jabba the Hutt was an elaborate costume with no actor so they got creative with the credits
1 - Episode 4: A New Hope, Luke says that his father was navigator on a spice frieghter. In the Clone Wars Film, Anakin aquires the spice freighter, The Twilight.
Episode 4: A New Hope, Luke says that his father was navigator on a spice frieghter. In the Clone Wars Film, Anakin aquires the spice freighter, The Twilight.
1 - The production team used a London subway station as a stage prop for the Empire base.
The production team used a London subway station as a stage prop for the Empire base.
1 - After the pod race you can see one of the tracking droids Darth Maul sent to find the queen in the background while Qui-Gon is talking to Watto.
After the pod race you can see one of the tracking droids Darth Maul sent to find the queen in the background while Qui-Gon is talking to Watto.
1 - By Irvin Kershner. In the scrap room on Bespin where C-3PO is dismantled next to the furnace you can see the remains of what appears to be the assassin droid IG-88. One of the bounty hunters hired to track down Solo, later killed by Boba Fett.
By Irvin Kershner. In the scrap room on Bespin where C-3PO is dismantled next to the furnace you can see the remains of what appears to be the assassin droid IG-88. One of the bounty hunters hired to track down Solo, later killed by Boba Fett.
1 - Jedi Master Cin Drallig was portrayed by the film's stunt coordinator, Nick Gillard, who choreographed all the prequel lightsaber duels. The name Cin Drallig is actually his name in reverse.
Jedi Master Cin Drallig was portrayed by the film's stunt coordinator, Nick Gillard, who choreographed all the prequel lightsaber duels. The name Cin Drallig is actually his name in reverse.

The pieces on the Holo chess board are set in the same position they were in when Chewbacca and R2 stopped playing in a New Hope.

1 - On the planet of Kijimi you can see thin ramps running alongside the stairs, presumably for droids like BB-8 and D-0 to go up and down stairs easily
On the planet of Kijimi you can see thin ramps running alongside the stairs, presumably for droids like BB-8 and D-0 to go up and down stairs easily

Anakin and Obi Wan have a battle on Mustafar. The word "Mustafa" is an actual word meaning "Chosen One" in Arabic. Anakin in the film was the Chosen One.

1 - Tusken Raider who knocks Luke to the ground only really raises his arms in celebration once. For dramatic purposes the footage was reversed, or looped, back and forth to help give the scene some more excitement.
Tusken Raider who knocks Luke to the ground only really raises his arms in celebration once. For dramatic purposes the footage was reversed, or looped, back and forth to help give the scene some more excitement.
1 - 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".
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".
1 - Two battle droids appear to be in awe as they watch General Grievous prepare for his duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Two battle droids appear to be in awe as they watch General Grievous prepare for his duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi.
1 - Luke winks at C-3PO when he arrives at the abandoned rebel base on Crait. This is most likely because C-3PO had technology to sense that Luke was not physically present. This was not in the script, Mark Hamill decided to do this on his own.
Luke winks at C-3PO when he arrives at the abandoned rebel base on Crait. This is most likely because C-3PO had technology to sense that Luke was not physically present. This was not in the script, Mark Hamill decided to do this on his own.

An outer space version of the Stormtrooper can be seen outside the Death Star as the Millennium Falcon approaches. They're seen nowhere else in the original trilogy

1 - Saw Gerrera dies as the result of the Death Star. It is ironic as throughout his appearances in Star Wars: Rebels, he is obsessed with finding the Empires new secret weapon which turns out to be the Death Star. He is killed by the thing he longed to find.
Saw Gerrera dies as the result of the Death Star. It is ironic as throughout his appearances in Star Wars: Rebels, he is obsessed with finding the Empires new secret weapon which turns out to be the Death Star. He is killed by the thing he longed to find.
1 - : The birth of a rebellion, while a new empire rises.
: The birth of a rebellion, while a new empire rises.
1 - "The Ghost" from the animated series Star Wars Rebels is visible fighting in the battle of Scarif
"The Ghost" from the animated series Star Wars Rebels is visible fighting in the battle of Scarif

Dreyden Vos is shocked of the news that Beckett did not return, and offers Colo Claw Fish to Han and Kira. You see only three portions prepared because he was tipped off by Beckett ahead of time.

1 - The ignition sound of Anakin's lightsaber previously sounded like a conventional Jedi's. In the 'younglings' scene when Anakin activates his saber, we hear the sound of Vader's lightsaber from the OT, symbolizing his transition to the dark side.
The ignition sound of Anakin's lightsaber previously sounded like a conventional Jedi's. In the 'younglings' scene when Anakin activates his saber, we hear the sound of Vader's lightsaber from the OT, symbolizing his transition to the dark side.
1 - When Chancellor Palpatine asks Anakin to leave Obi-Wan or they'll never make it, Anakin's reply makes an interesting connection
When Chancellor Palpatine asks Anakin to leave Obi-Wan or they'll never make it, Anakin's reply makes an interesting connection

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

1 - You can see the missed shot by Red Leader that "just impacted on the surface" as Luke's shot is shown successfully finding its mark.
You can see the missed shot by Red Leader that "just impacted on the surface" as Luke's shot is shown successfully finding its mark.
1 - An extra with a yellow line across his face can be seen in the background of one of the scenes in Mos Espa. This extra was later revealed to be 'Quinlan Vos' an undercover Jedi who was coincidentally on a mission at the same time as Obi Wan & Jinn.
An extra with a yellow line across his face can be seen in the background of one of the scenes in Mos Espa. This extra was later revealed to be 'Quinlan Vos' an undercover Jedi who was coincidentally on a mission at the same time as Obi Wan & Jinn.
1 - These three Resistance soldiers are played by Nathan, Griffin, and Chelsea Hamill - Mark Hamill's children. Not only is it a fun cameo, but it can also be viewed as the literal next generation watching Luke go out to face the First Order, a major point of the scene.
These three Resistance soldiers are played by Nathan, Griffin, and Chelsea Hamill - Mark Hamill's children. Not only is it a fun cameo, but it can also be viewed as the literal next generation watching Luke go out to face the First Order, a major point of the scene.

Leia flies through a hologram of Snoke's ship foreshadowing its fate later in the movie.

1 - Han Solo throws away his jacket while entering Starkiller base. When he leaves, Chewbacca hands him his jacket back. This was improvised by Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo.
Han Solo throws away his jacket while entering Starkiller base. When he leaves, Chewbacca hands him his jacket back. This was improvised by Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Star Wars, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Star Wars and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.