35 amazing photos from behind the scenes of Star Wars

Last updated on May 18th, 2024 at 04:10 pm

Step behind the scenes of the legendary Star Wars universe and discover the magic that brought our favorite characters to the silver screen.

From the creation of epic battles to the crafting of unforgettable characters, these photos reveal the dedication, creativity, and passion of the talented individuals who made Star Wars a timeless classic.

Carrie Fisher and her stunt double with Harrison Ford’s stunt double at the beach, 1982

Massive model of the Death Star

Mark Hamill hanging out on the Cloud City set

Mark Hamill on the Dagobah set for the Empire Strikes Back.

Behind the scenes on Desert Skiff in Return of the Jedi

Mark Hamill and Peter Cushing on set

The Ewok actors

Jawas walk towards the practical portion of the Sandcrawler

Mark Hamill, George Lucas and Gary Kurtz toast Sir Alec Guinness on his birthday

George Lucas poses with the cast and Return of the Jedi director Richard Marquand at Elstree Studios.

Filming the throne room scene of A New Hope

In Empire Strikes Back (1980) Boba Fett was originally supposed to have an all white costume. Here’s some test shots of it.

Shooting the “scum and villainy” scene, episode IV

Making adjustments to R2 units in Tunisia

Millenium Falcon under construction in the Hoth rebel base set

Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in a deleted sandstorm scene from Return of the Jedi.

Warwick Davis on set of ‘Return of the Jedi’

George Lucas and an early R2-D2 prototype.

Greedo wearing pumps behind the scenes

The surface of the Death Star being blown up in A New Hope

Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill going over the script.

Yoda and his creator

Using mirrors to hide the sand speeder wheels.

On set with director Richard Marquand and Ian McDiarmid as the Emperor (Return of the Jedi, 1983)

Treat Williams poses with friend Carrie Fisher on the set of Empire Strikes Back

Yoda and Frank Oz on the set

Carrie Fisher asleep on the set of “The Empire Strikes Back”, 1979.

Building the Falcon at Pinewood for Empire Strikes Back, 1979.

Carrie Fisher having fun on the Hoth set

Building the Rebel Blockade Runner-model, 1976

Richard Edlund prepares to shoot the opening crawl for the original film.

Carrie Fisher on the set of Return of the Jedi, 1983

Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels take a brake.

Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill on location in Norway for filming of The Empire Strikes Back.

Stunt coordinator Peter Diamond

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