In 1977, few people realized that Star Wars would become one of the most successful film franchises in history. Since the first movie hit theaters, that's precisely what Star Wars has become, with nearly a dozen feature films, numerous animated series, hundreds of comic books, and tie-in novels.
Fans have pored over every detail of the series' production, and little has escaped their attention. Still, even the most ardent fans don't know everything, including facts about the first three films: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.
This list highlights some of the most interesting things you probably didn't know about the original Star Wars trilogy.