Stars Wars is one of the biggest movie franchises with twelve films under its banner. It started in the year 1977, and the latest one was released in 2017. It has been almost four decades, and Star Wars is still considered the best space-action movie. Darth Vader, Yoda, Princess Leila, Chewbacca, and Luke Skywalker are some of the most prominent characters brought to life by Star Wars. Characters immortalize with the love of the audience. One such character is Max Rebo. He appears in the movies as male Ortolan, a musician and the founder of a band he named on himself. Max Rebo was first noticed in the 1983 Star Wars movie, ‘The Return of the Jedi’. But is it all about the character, or is there more? Here’s everything you need to know about Max Rebo.
Star Wars is a live-action fictional space movie franchise that got popularised during the late 1900s. The franchise is a movie saga, with each movie being critically as well as publicly acclaimed and declared as a blockbuster hit. George Lucas is the creator of Star Wars. But, we also find various other directors behind the creation of the saga. The franchise later broadened into the publishing of Comic Books, novels, construction of Theme parks, production of Merchandise, and TV series as well.
Who is ‘Max Rebo’ From Star Wars?
Max Rebo belongs to the cold world of Orto. Max Rebo is referred to as he or him, which clears that Max is a male Ortolan. Azool Phantelle was Max Rebo’s brother, who was a criminal. He was hired by Letaki Wailer to create and perform music. It was later revealed that his real name was Siiruulian Phantele. So, Max Rebo was the stage name he chose under which he also named his band. Max played the Nelargon or commonly known as the Red Ball Organ, which is an instrument similar to a keyboard instrument. He can be constantly seen playing the instrument through the movie series. Max signed a contract as a lifetime musician, playing only for Jabba Desilijic Tiure. As payment for that, Max will receive money and a lifetime supply of food.
However, after the death of his recruiter, The Max Rebo band broke up, eventually leaving Max alone to pursue his career as a solo performer. Rebo then goes on to perform music alone for the next few years. Rebo nearly escaped death two times. One from the explosion caused by Solo in the desert. And another time was when the bombing was done by Pyke Syndicate in the sanctuary. He left the music industry and opened up a chain of restaurants. He earned a hoard of money and settled down in Coruscant. It is where Max Rebo was last seen. That was quite everything you need to know about Max Rebo.
Other Max Rebo Band Members
The Max Rebo band was named after the lead musician and keyboard player Max Rebo. Apart from Max, we can see Droopy McCool and Sy Snootles. Droopy McCool is a player of the Woodwind, while Sy Snootles is the singer. They used to work as a personal musical band for Jabba Desilijic Tiure. The band mainly performed freestyle, contemporary, or upbeat style music. After Droopy sets out to find his missing brother and Snootles left as well, the band eventually broke up, leaving Rebo as its only member.
The Creation Of The Character Max Rebo
So far, we got everything we need to know about Max Rebo as well as his band. But how did the idea of including such a character in the biggest movie franchise come forward? The creator of Star Wars, George Lucas, came up with the idea of creating Max Rebo and his band. However, the original designer of the character is Phil Tippet. By introducing the Max Rebo band, George Lucas believed it would add more depth and vibrancy to the storyline.