Peter Mayhew is an English actor best known for playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars films. When casting roles for his first Star Wars film, producer George Lucas needed a tall actor who could fit the role of the beastly Chewbacca. He originally had in mind 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) bodybuilder David Prowse, but he was instead cast to play Darth Vader. This led Lucas on a search which turned up Mayhew, who says that all he had to do to be cast in the role of Chewbacca was stand up. Continue reading for more.
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Did you know that the filming for Empire Strikes Back was halted for two weeks due to a windsurfing competition in Australia? That's right, it wasn't because the competition interfered with filming, but rather a favorite past time of Lucas, so he took time off to attend. Continue reading for more.
Geeks probably already know that Star Wars Episode VII is scheduled for release on December 18, 2015. This film forms part of the planned third trilogy of Star Wars movies, following chronologically in the series after Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. It will be the eighth Star Wars theatre release, after 2008's Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and the first Star Wars film produced under Disney's ownership of production company Lucasfilm. Continue reading for ten awesome fan-made movie posters.
LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter 9493 is currently being offered for just $38.79 shipped, today only, originally priced at $59.99. Featuring wings that fold into attack mode, proton torpedoes, retractable landing gear and opening cockpit, this most iconic vehicle of the Star Wars universe returns to turn the tide in the battle against the evil Empire. Product page. Continue reading for a video and more information.
- Includes 4 minifigures: Luke Skywalker, new Jek Porkins, R2-D2 and R5-D8.
- Features X-wing starfighter, 1 weapon, and 1 lightsaber, extra wing markings also included.
- X-wing starfighter features retractable landing gear, 2 proton torpedoes, opening cockpit and wings that fold into attack mode.
- Set the wings to attack mode and battle the 9492 Tie Fighter.
- X-wing starfighter measures over 12" (33cm) long.
Ok, so technically you don't *need* a lightsaber plunger that glows in the dark, but it's definitely something that every Star Wars fanatic, or geek, should have in their home. We've rounded up some more cool and creative things, including interesting tea / coffee cups, that every geek home should have. Continue reading to see them all.