Fans will be able to experience the scope and grandeur of these beloved Star Wars films in a live symphonic concert experience, as the Star Wars Film Concert Series premieres from September 15 through October 7 at David Geffen Hall in New York City.
But Thursday is "May The Fourth Be With You" day. "We cherish her memory and legacy as Princess Leia, and will always strive to honour everything she gave to Star Wars". While writing the films, Lucas came across a copy of Campbell's book The Hero with a Thousand Faces, which he had read in college.
What definitely wasn't a prank was the release of the first trailer to The Last Jedi back in April.
Meanwhile, in honor of May the Fourth, ET asked a bunch of Star Wars actors what "The Force" means to them.
"Star Wars' "official website says "May the Fourth" references can be traced to 1979, but the day took off once the Internet started connecting fans".
The Globe and Mail reports the first Star Wars Day celebration took place in 2011 at the Toronto Underground Cinema. Today will be filled with Star Wars references and bad Yoda and Chewy impressions, but also a lot of deals and a lot of fandom. If you are curious how they stack up, we kept the record below.
While the situation where Mark Hamill puts on a cheap Darth Vader mask is a great one, easily my favorite part of this video is the one where a woman is reenacting the scene from the end of The Force Awakens. In addition to the rankings, Google is offering discounts on in-game content for Star Wars Pinball 5, the collectible-centric Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, and the fairly competent MOBA, Star Wars: Force Arena.
The renowned composer said the universally-recognisable Star Wars theme is similar to playing a classical piece like Beethoven's Fifth.
However, the above messages did not really capture the attention of Star Wars fans, as they were more interested to hear a special message from Queen Elizabeth II.
"It has very much the quality of the late romantic, early 20th century, so if you're used to conducting Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, Star Wars isn't quite a lot different".
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CNBC's sample included 1,941 of the largest public companies, which had combined net income of more than $1 trillion in 2016. That's well below the top rate of 35% for corporations today , although the real top rate they pay is less after tax breaks.