There’s Always Room for a Few Star Wars Easter Eggs, Right?

Star Wars has been such a major fixture of American pop culture that you would think there couldn’t be any secrets left for its audience. And fans for sure think they know every possible tidbit of information on the movies.

Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, David Prowse, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker.
Star Wars – 1977. Photo By Lucasfilm/Fox/Kobal/Shutterstock

But with so many Star Wars movies, there simply have to be a few things, even the biggest of fans missed. Star Wars is filled with hidden (and not so hidden) references, and nods and secrets. Let’s see if you spotted these Easter eggs.

Return of the Jedi: Ben Burtt’s Cameo

You remember the Imperial Officer, Colonel Dyer, who died at the hands of Han Solo in Episode VI? You might have turned a blind eye to the character, but he’s actually an important character in the Star Wars universe. Behind the scenes, that is.

Ben Burtt Cameo - Return Of The Jedi

The actor who played Dyer was Ben Burtt – none other than the sound designer. He’s the guy who created all the Star Wars sound effects, including R2-D2’s bleeps and the Lightsaber swooshes.

A New Hope: Star Wars Poster

It’s not easy to spot, especially on a TV screen, but if you look close enough during the beginning of the movie, you can catch it. If you really squint, you can see the Star Wars poster in the cockpit of Leia’s ship.

the Star Wars poster in the cockpit of Leia’s ship
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Reddit user WoodyMellow has voiced his/her opinion on this part: that this scene isn’t even in the movie and that it was simply a shot taken from a production still. Do you agree? Or was it really in the movie and you don’t want to admit that you missed it?

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