Hayden Christensen and George Lucas on the set of 'Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith' in 2005 (Everett Collection)Believe it or not, "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi" (or just "Return of the Jedi," really) turns 30 years old on May 25. That's right — the closer of the original "Star Wars" trilogy has been around for three decades, and no doubt many of you can recite every line, identify every random shadowy creature in Jabba's palace by name and fly into a rage whenever you're reminded that Sebastian Shaw was replaced with Hayden Christensen for that final shot in the Special Edition.
And you know you love the Ewoks. Just accept it — it's easier that way.
But, as Yoda himself would certainly agree, there is still much to be learned about "Return of the Jedi" — and the entire "Star Wars" saga itself. And some interesting new behind-the-scenes facts will make themselves known in J.W. Rinzler's "The Making of 'Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,'" which is set to hit store shelves on October 1.
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