There are hidden surprises in “Star Wars: Episode II- Attack Of The Clones”

LucasFilm has already given out a few hidden things in “STAR WARS” EPISODE II” for you to be on the lookout for.
Han Solo doesn’t have a cameo in Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones, but look closely and you’ll find a few Millennium Falcons. They’re among the many hidden gems to look for in George Lucas’ latest saga, which opened Thursday. “I like putting a lot on the screen for fans to notice, or imagine, or interpret,” Lucas says. “I think it’s what a good movie does.”
For those of you who don’t want to fork over the money to sit through the repeated viewings, however, here are a few things to look for when the lights go down:
* When Anakin and PadmÈ arrive on Naboo, you’ll spot three Millennium Falcons in the background and at the docking station.
* When Yoda is meditating and Anakin is killing the Tusken Raiders, listen for the voice of Qui-Gon Jinn, Anakin’s old master.
* When the clones attack and the evil Count Dooku is fleeing Geonosis, keep an eye out for a cameo of the Death Star.
* Remember the royal guards from Return of the Jedi? The red-cloaked personal protectors of the emperor make a background appearance in Clones, but keep an eye out. They’re there for only a second.
* During the chase scene in Coruscant, Anakin and Obi-Wan zip by different billboards with strange writing. The writing is in a style called Aurabesh and corresponds with our own alphabet. Fans with much time on their hands have already begun trying to translate them.
* While the end credits scroll along, look for the name “Michael Smith.” Mr. Smith is credited as “Javva the Hutt.” He’s not a character in the film; he’s the guy who got coffee for the cast and crew.
* The ceiling of the dining room at the Lars homestead ó which will become Luke Skywalker’s future residence ó on Tatooine has a pattern similar to the tattoo on the mug of Darth Maul, the bad guy from Phantom Menace.
* The shaaks ó the cow-like creatures that are roaming Naboo ó became the butt of jokes among Lucasfilm special-effects wizards. You can find one floating in an asteroid belt, and another is on fire in the final, climactic battle scene.