26 Facts About Star Wars


Star Wars is an American epic space opera multimedia franchise created by George Lucas, which began with the eponymous 1977 film and quickly became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon.

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Universe of Star Wars is generally similar to ours but its laws of physics are less strict allowing for more imaginative stories.

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Star Wars was released on May 25,1977, and first subtitled Episode IV: A New Hope in the 1979 book The Art of Star Wars.

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However, after beginning work on the prequel trilogy, Lucas insisted that Star Wars was meant to be a six-part series and that there would be no sequel trilogy.

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The second, Solo: A Star Wars Story, centered on a young Han Solo with Chewbacca and Lando as supporting characters, was released on May 25,2018, to generally favorable reviews and underperformance at the box office.

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Star Wars franchise has been spun off to various television productions, including two animated series released in the mid-1980s.

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Certain aspects of the original Clone Star Wars micro-series are considered to not contradict the canon, while others do.

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Many Star Wars series have been produced, both animated and live-action, the first being Droids and Ewoks in 1985.

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The Mandalorian, the first live-action series to take place in the Star Wars universe, has spawned multiple spinoffs and inspired other live-action series to be created.

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The Star Wars canon was restructured to only include the existing six feature films, the animated film The Clone Wars, and its companion animated series.

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Del Rey took over Star Wars book publishing in 1999, releasing what would become a 19-installment novel series called The New Jedi Order .

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Original Star Wars comics were serialized in the Marvel magazine Pizzazz between 1977 and 1979.

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Marvel's Star Wars series was one of the industry's top selling titles in 1979 and 1980.

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Star Wars franchise has spawned over one hundred computer, video, and board games, dating back to some of the earliest home consoles.

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Star Wars games have gone through three significant development eras, marked by a change in leadership among the developers: the early licensed games, those developed after the creation of LucasArts, and those created after the closure of the Lucasfilm division by Disney and the transfer of the license to Electronic Arts.

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Super Star Wars was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, with two sequels over the next two years.

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Success of the Star Wars films led the franchise to become one of the most merchandised franchises in the world.

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Star Wars was the first intellectual property to be licensed in Lego history.

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Star Wars saga has had a significant impact on popular culture, with references to its fictional universe deeply embedded in everyday life.

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The first Star Wars film in 1977 was a cultural unifier, enjoyed by a wide spectrum of people.

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Original Star Wars film was a huge success for 20th Century Fox, and was credited for reinvigorating the company.

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Star Wars fundamentally changed the aesthetics and narratives of Hollywood films, switching the focus of Hollywood-made films from deep, meaningful stories based on dramatic conflict, themes and irony to sprawling special-effects-laden blockbusters, as well as changing the Hollywood film industry in fundamental ways.

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The commercial success of Star Wars created a boom in state-of-the-art special effects in the late 1970s.

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Original Star Wars trilogy is widely considered one of the best film trilogies in history.

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Star Wars saga has inspired many fans to create their own non-canon material set in the Star Wars galaxy.

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Fan fiction films set in the Star Wars universe were originally ineligible, but in 2007, Lucasfilm changed the submission standards to allow in-universe fiction entries.

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