May 4th is celebrated by fans worldwide as Star Wars Day. Grab your lightsabers and popcorn and have a Star Wars marathon!
Here are some interesting facts about Star Wars (courtesy of Kids Search powered by EBSCOhost database):
- Did you know Yoda was originally supposed to be a monkey?
- According to a list created by Mashable, the Jedi Master was to be a monkey who wore a mask and carried a cane.
- And, Luke was almost pulled to the Dark Side in "Return of the Jedi!"
- The site said that George Lucas toyed with the idea during a story development session "that after Luke removes dying Vader's helmet, he puts it on, proclaims 'Now I am Vader' and turns to the dark side."
- What do Burt Reynolds, Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, and Christopher Walken all have in common? They were all top contenders to play Han Solo, according to Mashable.
Want to know more about these awesome movies? Check out these books about Star Wars in our catalog. And, our Norman Public Library Central branch is having a May the 4th be with You! event at 4 p.m. on May 4th, for all ages!
We hope you have an awesome Star Wars Day and May the Fourth be with you.