The first Star Wars movie, directed by George Lucas, hit the screens in 1977. The movie was a huge success. Since then, the franchise has never looked back. The Star Wars universe now comprises more than 10 movies, several spin-offs, TV series, games, and much more.
Such is the popularity of Star Wars, that fans in the US, Canada, the UK, and several other nations gather on May 4 to celebrate Star Wars Day.
The inspiration behind choosing May 4 as Star Wars Day is the series’ popular catchphrase, “May the force be with you.” The line is often used by the Jedi masters in the film.
It was unofficially observed for decades until 2019, when California lawmakers voted to declare May 4 as Star Wars Day in honor of the opening of Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge.
Several fans took to Twitter today to share their favorite moments from the Star Wars franchise.
— Pedro Pascal he/she (@PedroPascal1) May 4, 2022
Happy #StarWarsDay everyone! Here are some photos from when I got to be a Stormtrooper in Force Awakens. A Stormtrooper who apparently loves taking selfies and seems to be having a good time.#MayThe4thBeWithYou@star Warspic.twitter.com/kKEUJxlVkk
— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) May 4, 2022
— Gio 💫 (@kenobiwanx) May 4, 2022
On the momentous occasion of Star Wars Day, Disney released the official trailer for the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series. The story revolves around Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, who is on the run after the fall of the Galactic Republic.
May is an important month for the popular franchise: the original Star Wars was released on May 25, 1977, and its creator, George Lucas, was born on May 14.