Even without digging any deeper, the Star Wars films are honestly pretty epic. Back in the '70s when Star Wars was first released, the technology was completely revolutionary for that decade. George Lucas managed to intrigue moviegoers with special effects, while telling a unique, universal story that has truly withstood the test of time.
However, upon further inspection, it seems that the folk behind the scenes of Star Wars had a little bit more fun than the casual viewer would even realize. Leaving clues and small symbols known as "Easter eggs" for the audience to find, the staff behind Star Wars has fueled the Internet into a frenzy over various interpretations of these clever hidden messages and fun cameos.
Thank goodness for the pause and rewind function! With every major movie and series now available to stream anytime on Disney+, you can spot all those fleeting blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments. Here are the best Easter eggs of the Star Wars franchise. Vote for your favorite hidden Star Wars secret below!
- Jeremy Bulloch, the actor responsible for bringing Boba Fett to life in Star Wars IV, V, and VI, makes an appearance in Revenge of the Sith. He plays Captain Colton, the pilot of the Rebel Blockade Runner, Tantive IV.1,508281Is this cool?
- Yep, that's George Lucas under all that blue body paint! Lucas had a cameo as Baron Notiuwiski Papanoida, a Pantorian statesman who lived during the final years of the Galactic Republic. He based the character after himself; according to canon, Papanoida used to be a successful playwright who built an entertainment empire on his home planet, Pantora, that expanded into the far reaches of space.1,546295Is this cool?
In Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Luke and the rest of the team set out to rescue Han and Leia from Jabba the Hut. They ultimately end up fighting for their freedom over the Sarlacc pit against Boba Fett and the rest of Jabba's crew. To initiate their escape, Luke reaches for his lightsaber, resulting in his robotic hand being shot with a blaster.
In 2017's The Last Jedi, Rey returns Luke's lightsaber, and during the handoff, filmmakers reveal the blaster hole from the battle at the Sarlacc pit is still there.
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1138 Is the Code for DVD Easter Eggs
Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB was one of George Lucas's earliest short films. He later expanded upon it to create the 1971 film, THX 1138. The number is used as an "in-joke" throughout many Lucasfilm Productions, and has even translated as a joke into other films and forms of media.If you type in 1-1-3-8 on your remote while watching any of the Star Wars DVDs, you might be in for a surprise. In Revenge of the Sith, you can find a clip of Yoda breakdancing. In Attack of the Clones, the code takes you to a blooper real of Hayden Christensen falling down a lot on set. In Attack of the Clones, you can see Yoda and the Stormtroopers having a casual conversation, as if they're being caught off camera talking.1,654348Is this cool?