Dead Tauntauns

About this scene:

We see here that the Tauntauns have been attacked by something, but we don't know what it is quite yet. This is not long after Luke has been attacked in the wasteland by something unknown as well. Han takes little note of what has happened here as he is too busy worrying about Luke.

This was part of the whole Wampa storyline that was trimmed from the film. A tiny bit of this scene is left over in the film: we see a dead Tauntaun on the floor, but we don't get any mention of what happened.

Some of the photos here are from behind the scenes, and you can see crew members in the background.




The Deck Sergeant and several Troopers inspect the mangled remains of three dead Tauntauns.

2-1B examines a dead Tauntaun. From the 'Behind The Magic' CD ROM. 2-1B examining. Image courtesy of T-Bone Fender.

Some of the hardware nearby has also been brutally pulled out of shape. Several surviving Tauntauns shuffle nervously nearby. Outside the light is slowly fading.

Between scenes pose with a Tauntaun.

TROOPER (to Deck Sergeant) ... I can't imagine, sir. Their necks are broken.

Behind the scenes - the officers survey the carnage. Note the off-camera swivel that 2-1B is on. From the 'Behind The Magic' CD ROM.

The Deck Sergeant nods, then notices Han running up and steps out of the group to meet him.

Han arrives, wondering where Luke is at. From the 'Behind The Magic' CD ROM.

Behind the UnScenes

Behind the scenes - note equipment strewn all over.

The crew sets up for filming.

Behind the scenes - Han enters the scene. Image courtesy of T-Bone Fender.

Gary Kurtz and Irvin Kershner look on as Harrison Ford enters the scene.