Every May 4, Star Wars aficionados would turn the day into the “May the 4th Be with You” Star Wars Day Celebration.
Star Wars Week follows after that, starting May 16, with Disney’s Hollywood Studios offering fun and festivities to fans, such as fireworks, Jedi training, a party and many other Star Wars activities.
Star Wars is a sci-fi classic movie composed of 7 original episodes (1 animated) about the captivating story of Anakin, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Master Yoda, Obi-wan, and the entire galactic creatures.
It was an international box-office hit, and had gained worldwide fame. Who wouldn’t know about Star Wars?
The first film, “A New Hope” was released in 1977, followed by “The Empire Strikes Back” in 1980. Then a third movie, “Return of the Jedi” was done in 1983, which many think was the final chapter.
The Star Wars fever, however, was still raging, and George Lucas, its creator, came up with a brilliant idea of filming 3 prequels to the first three films after 16 years (1999, 2002 and 2005). It was a brilliant move because the three prequels were smash hits, just like the first three.
The animated version, “The Clone Wars” followed in 2008.
Then George Lucas sold the franchise to Disney and Episode VII is scheduled to be released in 2015. The franchise had spanned from one generation to another.
The actors and actresses who appeared in the movie have grown old as well; Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), and Harrison Ford (Han Solo) have gray hairs; the story still lives on, though, and is now into its 7th installment in 2015. It would be interesting to note if any of the previous characters would be featured in 2015.
Reportedly, Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) would appear as old versions of their characters.
The Star Wars films are about redemption, hope, belief and dedication to the force. As Master Jedi Yoda would say:
“Do, there is no try”
“May the force be with you!”