With May 4th marked as the official Star Wars Day thanks to the genius pun of “May the Fourth Be With You”, much of the franchise’s cast and crew commemorated the special occasion by expressing their love for the fans and gratitude for being part of one of the most beloved franchises in cinematic history.
In particular, Mark Hamill led the charge celebrating May the Fourth, tweeting to his 2.7 million+ followers on this special day:
May The Fourth Be With [YOUR NAME HERE]
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) May 4, 2018
Along with Hamill, much of the series’ other actors and actresses wished fans a Happy Star Wars Day including Sequel Trilogy stars John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Billie Lourd among others:
It wasn’t just the Sequel Trilogy stars that celebrated May the Fourth. Mace Windu himself commemorated the day by brandishing the hilt of his beloved Lightsaber:
Also, Solo: A Star Wars Story actress Thandie Newton showed some love to the official Westworld Twitter for crossing her character on that show with her now being part of Star Wars canon:
— Thandie Newton (@thandienewton) May 4, 2018
And last but not least, Solo: A Star Wars Story director Ron Howard, Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and Disney CEO Bob Iger shared in the festivities of May the Fourth:
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) May 4, 2018
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) May 4, 2018
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) May 4, 2018
Despite the polarizing audience response to Star Wars: The Last Jedi since its release last December, fans are still sharing their love for George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away on this special day. After all, the franchise’s impact not just on cinema but on popular culture for over 40 years cannot go unstated.
How did you celebrate May the Fourth? Did you marathon some of your favorite entries in the franchise? Perhaps you played some of the video games? Sound off in the comments below.
Meanwhile, the upcoming film Solo: A Star Wars Story will launch into theaters this month. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Paul Bettany. Here’s the official synopsis:
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25, 2018.
10 Potential Directors For The New ‘Star Wars’ Films From David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
Star Wars has been in the news quite a bit lately. Star Wars: The Last Jedi was the biggest (and most divisive) film of the year. Solo: A Star Wars Story finally released a trailer that lit up social media. Now, Lucasfilm has announced that Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have signed on to write and produce a new series of Star Wars films, separate from the already confirmed trilogy from The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and the Skywalker Saga.
Little is known about these projects at this point. Will these films follow an original storyline or will they draw from the original expanded universe material (possibly a Knights of the Old Republic adaptation?) yet that does not mean that it is too early to be looking at potential directors. Star Wars, being one of the biggest film franchises in the world, is something that most directors would leap at. Which directors though would best with the creative minds of David Benioff and D.B. Weiss? What visions would enhance their world or even by contrast compliment their style?
These ten directors should be just some of the few that Disney and Lucasfilm should consider for these new Star Wars films from Benioff and Weiss. Hit Next to get started!