Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi – Behind the Scenes

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi – Behind the Scenes

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi – Behind the Scenes

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi – Behind the Scenes

With Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens now only a few months away, here’s a look at some of our favourite behind the scenes photos from the filming of Return of the Jedi.

A Gamorrean guard with an “itchy nose”

George Lucas with a Death Star model

Attaching Bib Fortuna’s lekku

A young Warwick Davis with Carrie Fisher

A pre-SFX Gamorrean guard

George Lucas and other members of the production team with a set of Tatooine and Jabba’s sail barge

Scale models of TIE fighters and interceptors

A scale puppet of a Rancor

Creating a matte painting as a backdrop to Jabba’s Palace

Production staff on location with a larger scale Jabba’s sailboat

Creating a matte painting of Stormtroopers on the Death Star

Before shooting on set at the Emperor’s throne room

Ian McDiarmid in full make-up as Emperor Palpatine

On set with a full scale model of Darth Vader’s Imperial shuttle

Behind the scenes of the climax of Luke vs Vader

A glimpse of Sebastian Shaw as an unmasked Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker

“Something, something, something, dark side. Something, something, something, complete”

A family photo on Endor

The greatest threat to the Empire…

 

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