Star Wars: Mark Hamill pranks fans on 'May 4'

Pierre Vaugeois
Mai 15, 2017

"I liked Star Wars since I was small", said Annie Tseng, a 40-year-old communications specialist dressed as the series' black-helmeted arch villain, Darth Vader. Sounds pretty exciting, right?

While they don't field many autograph requests, the story group represents a significant addition to the "Star Wars" hierarchy, one that speaks to Disney's grand plans for the property. The new Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, hits theaters Christmas Day, 2017.

If you're wondering why your co-worker wore his Obi Wan Kenobe cloak to work today, and those kids at the bus stop were wielding lightsabers, it's not some Jedi mind trick - it's Star Wars Day. Oh, and here's to hoping you win the grand prize!

It is the first Star Wars Day after the passing of Carrie Fisher, the actress who played Princess Leia since the first film's debut in 1977. Maybe the biggest of the unofficial holidays is Star Wars Day, which of course happens May the Fourth. This message, referring to the day of victory, was 'May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. According to Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper, the first organized "Star Wars" event on May 4 took place in 2011 at the Toronto Underground Cinema.

That's May 4th as in, "May the 4th be with you". The novel introduced many fan favourite characters including Mara Jade and the blue-skinned Admiral himself. A Star Wars land, meanwhile, is coming to Disney's theme parks. Check them out below, and May the Fourth be with you.

Mr. Sadler had some similar things to say about Star Wars.

The renowned composer said the universally-recognisable Star Wars theme is similar to playing a classical piece like Beethoven's Fifth.

"Star Wars'" future, by contrast, is being meticulously planned.

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