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100 Days of Star Wars Trivia – Day 85: Ewoks


Day 85:

In an ironic twist George Lucas originally considered using Wookiees as the forest creatures to take on the Empire in “Return of the Jedi.” However, Lucas and his team figured the Wookiees were too technologically advanced for the plot. Yes, the same plot where Ewoks ended up defeating armored Stormtroopers with rocks and sticks. The name Ewok is derived from the Native American tribe called the Miwok, who were located in the Northern California redwood forests where the Battle of Endor was shot.

In the 100 days of Star Wars trivia series, we share 100 unique facts about the Star Wars franchise as we count down the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015.