May the Fourth be with you!

May the Fourth be with you! Playing off a pun on one of the movie’s most famous quotes, May the 4th is the unofficial holiday in which Star Wars fans across the globe celebrate the beloved
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May the Fourth be with you! Playing off a pun on one of the movie’s most famous quotes, May the 4th is the unofficial holiday in which Star Wars fans across the globe celebrate the beloved blockbuster series. The original Star Wars movie, now known as Star Wars IV: A New Hope, was released on 25 May 1977, but to those of us who waited in line after line to see it again and again in theaters, it will always be just Star Wars. The film introduced characters who are now staples of our cultural iconography. They are immediately recognizable today, even by those who have never seen Star Wars: Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness), Darth Vader (embodied by David Prowse, but voiced by James Earl Jones), C-3PO (Anthony Daniels), R2D2 (Kenny Baker), and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew). We know them by their clothes and hair and light sabers. We also know Star Wars by the resonant voices of its characters and by the unique. . .

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