It’s hard to imagine a world without Star Wars! On this day, May 25th back in 1977, the original Star Wars movie, later dubbed Episode VI: A New Hope was released in theatres. This set off a cultural phenomenon that hasn’t stopped to this day! Through the films, books, comics, TV series, merchandise and more, the Star Wars universe has spread far and wide!
I wasn’t alive yet when the OG Star Wars came out, I was born shortly after the release of Return of the Jedi in 1983. But I grew up watching the movies on home video, saw the special editions on the big screen in the late 90’s, and have been at the opening night premiere of every Star Wars movie since! There was a time after the release of Revenge of the Sith in 2005, where fans thought there may never be another Star Wars movie ever again. George Lucas said there would never be an Episode 7 or any more big screen adventures. Fast forward to 2017, Disney has bought Lucasfilm, Episode 7 came out back in 2015, Rogue One came out last year and we’re on the road to Episode 8: The Last Jedi this December!