10 facts about the 'Star Wars' universe for May the 4th

'Star Wars' Day is upon us. To celebrate, here are 10 facts you may not have known about the franchise. 1. Orson Welles was almost Darth Vader, but George Lucas thought his voice would be too recognizable. 2. Robert Englund, AKA Freddy Krueger, encouraged Mark Hamill to audition for the role of Luke Skywalker. 3. Irvin Kershner initially passed on directing 'The Empire Strikes Back' before being convinced by George Lucas to take it on. 4. George Lucas originally wanted Jim Henson to voice Yoda, but he was too busy.

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