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May the Fourth be with You

Welcome to the dark side another blog post, oops! You may have already guessed by that little slip-up, that today’s post is all about the up-and-coming celebration, where fans worldwide come together to bask in the joy that is the Star Wars franchise - an incredibly popular collection of films, books, comics, and everything-in-between!

I’m personally a massive fan, so, to celebrate its 44th anniversary. on May the 4th, AKA Star Wars Day, I thought I’d share some fun, rather mind-blowing facts about Star Wars!

Did you know that Luke Skywalker’s home on Tatooine in A New Hope, is actually a fully -functioning hotel in Tunisia? You can sample all the delicacies that Luke, his Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen would have eaten, whilst they lived there - how incredible does that sound? It’s definitely a must-stay for any mega fans!

We all know that one of the biggest shocks (it's in the Top Ten: Biggest Film Shocks) in film history was when Darth Vader revealed that he was Luke’s father in The Empire Strikes Back. I think it’s fair to say, however, that what George Lucas had planned as a possible alternate ending for Return of the Jedi, would have brought a huge load of despair, and gasps would have been heard worldwide. George Lucas, had, in the pipeline, an ending, where, Luke removed his father’s mask, put it on and stated, ‘Now I am Vader’, turning to the dark side!

There are some very iconic, recognisable sounds in the Star Wars franchise, one of which being the lovable, walking carpet’, as Princess Leia describes him, AKA Han Solo’s best friend, the Wookie named Chewbacca. Now, his voice is a rather indescribable sound, but apparently it was made combining the sounds from various other animals, such as: bears, walruses, lions, badgers, and many more!

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