”Indiana Jones” has a history of hiding Star Wars Easter eggs for eagle-eyed fans to find. From C-3P0 and R2-D2 as Egyptian hieroglyphics in “Raiders of the Lost Ark” to the Shanghai nightclub in “Temple of Doom” having a familiar name, Lucasfilm wasn’t shy about intermingling their universes a bit.

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So it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see “Star Wars” return the favor, specifically in their critically-acclaimed cartoon “The Clone Wars.” With so much going on in the background, it was an irresistible urge for the artists to hide homages to some of the most iconic — and in one case scorned — imagery from the Indiana Jones series.

During the Season Three episode “Wookiee Hunt,” Ashoka dodges an attack. The focus is on her but if you peek up in the upper left corner you’ll notice a familiar crystal skull.

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Later, in a Season Four episode about Cade Bane (where’s HIS stand-alone movie Disney!?), the bounty hunter is on the look out for a new hat when he comes across this. How Indy’s hat made it halfway across the galaxy is anyone’s guess, but I bet there’s a good fanfic just waiting to be written to explain.

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But the Easter eggs started as far back as Episode 21 of the first season. In “Liberty on Ryloth” you can clearly see some Twi’leks loading the Ark of the Covenant onto a ship.

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With “Star Wars Rebels” gearing up for a second season, no doubt fans of both franchises will be finding hidden gems for years to come!


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