10 Things You Might Not Know About Attack of the Clones

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By Jon Arvedon | More Articles
June 05, 2019  08:09 AM

Three years after Star Wars: The Phantom Menace brought a whole new generation on its first trip to a galaxy far, far away, the prequel trilogy took its next step forward with Attack of the Clones. Unfortunately, much like its predecessor, Episode II isn’t remembered all that fondly by many in the fan community.

Still, regardless of whether you loved or hated the film, there are quite a bit of behind-the-scenes facts that even the most hardcore Star Wars fans probably aren’t aware of. So, with that in mind, here are 10 things you might not know about Attack of the Clones:

1An Unlikely Teacher

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When we first meet Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back (we’ll ignore the dreaded Holiday Special), he’s quite the skilled bounty hunter. As it turns out, though, it wasn’t just his father who taught him the tricks of the trade. According to George Lucas, Boba takes note of Obi-Wan hiding from Jango Fett in Geonosis’ asteroid field, which is why he isn’t fooled by Han Solo in Episode V when the scoundrel uses a similar approach to evade the Empire.

2Bring on the Clones?

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It’s no secret that Attack of the Clones makes heavy, heavy use of CGI. However, the full extent of the film’s digital imagery is actually quite staggering. For instance, every single Clone Trooper in the Battle of Geonosis is computer generated. In fact, zero Clone Trooper suits were even built for the film. Instead, Industrial Light & Magic employees simply wore Clone Trooper helmets and, in some instances, boots, and the rest was all rendered digitally.

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