We are all patiently awaiting the release of the new batch of Star Wars films as they promise to bring the franchise back to the elements that made us love the original three films so much. But while we adore the original trilogy, George Lucas has been pretty heavy handed in his efforts to alter the past and continuously modernize what seemed to be a timeless classic.
In all the alteration, some facts and legends were lost in the shuffle, and there are still to this day some things we didn’t know about the iconic films. Return of the Jedi was perhaps one of the most anticipated films of the early eighties as it was coming hot off the success of The Empire Strikes Back.
But different directors almost took control of the film, lead actors nearly didn’t return and a certain character never was supposed to even appear despite the fact he ultimately did. So let’s take a look at five things you may not have known about Return of the Jedi.