“This will be the final word in the story of Skywalker.” Released on 20 December 2019, “Star Wars: Episode XI – The Rise of Skywalker” marked the return of director JJ Abrams, and the signalled the official end of the Star Wars Skywalker Saga aka the episode films.
““I fear nothing. For all is as the Force wills it.” In 2012, Disney bought George Lucas’ Lucasfilm for $4 billion and ushered a new era of “Star Wars.” They quickly announced a continuation of the episodic films, supplemental films, and TV series, comics, books, and video games to complement them.
“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” In 1977, a little known writer/director named George Lucas released his cinematic love letter to the space serial of his youth. “Star Wars,” later subtitled “A New Hope,” launched the epic space-opera franchise that spawned a massive fandom.
On May 25th, 1977, a little film called “Star Wars” was released in theatres, which makes it officially 40 years old today.