Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams made a concerted effort to return more practical effects to his Star Wars film and the new trilogy. While no one will come out and say it, this seems like a direct response to George Lucas’ prequel trilogy, which featured a lot of CGI. In fact, in The Phantom Menace, there’s only shot in the entire movie that has no CGI. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which goes back in time with the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy!
The new era of Lucasfilm is working on their spinoffs — subtitled A Star Wars Story — including a Han Solo movie directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie). But we almost got a look at a young Han Solo much earlier. The original script for Revenge of the Sith included a scene during the battle on Kashyyyk where a 10-year-old Solo (who was raised by Chewbacca) helps Yoda find General Grievous. The scene was never shot, which is probably a good thing.
“You Think You Know Movies?” is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the cinematic worlds of your favorite movies and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known. We’ve already tackled Star Wars, The Avengers and Spider-Man, but together we can rule the galaxy with these Darth Vader facts!
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