Star Wars Day 2021: Watching movies to grabbing amazing deals, here's how you can celebrate the occasion

Are you a massive 'Star Wars' fan? Here's how you can celebrate 'Star Wars Day' this time around from the comfort of your home


                            Star Wars Day 2021: Watching movies to grabbing amazing deals, here's how you can celebrate the occasion
Star Wars Day is just around the corner (Getty Images)

‘Star Wars’ is undoubtedly one of the greatest media franchises of all time. From movies to TV shows, the series has always managed to captivate the minds of people with engaging storylines and mind-boggling sequences. It has also created a lot of impact over the years and given a platform to many budding artists to come up with new ideas on how to take the iconic franchise ahead.

Meanwhile, fans continue to embrace the series in their own unique style. With May the 4th creeping up on us, people are once again getting ready to celebrate George Lucas’s legendary media franchise. ‘Star Wars Day’ is dedicated to the celebration of the franchise created by Lucas in 1977. The first organized event took place in 2011 in Toronto, Canada, where fans gathered to play games, show off their costumes, watch screenings of the movies and more. Since then, The Walt Disney Company has been organizing annual celebrations on May 4. So, let’s take a look at how you can also take a part in the festivities and celebrate ‘Star Wars Day’ this time around.

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A young Star Wars fan walks past the 501st Irish Legion costume players dressed as Star Wars characters in Portmagee Harbour on International Star Wars day May 4, 2018, in Portmagee, Ireland. The first ever Star Wars festival is taking place against the backdrop of the famous Skellig Michael island which was used extensively in Episode VII and Episode VIII of the popular science fiction saga. The small fishing village of Portmagee which is closest to the location has seen a boom in tourism following the latest films (Getty Images)

‘Star Wars Day’ 2021 Events

Disney has already announced that it will be hosting a ‘Fan Art Takeover’ event to commemorate the special occasion. Lucasfilm and Disney have commissioned artists worldwide to show off their skills by creating new pieces for Disney+. The event will continue on the streaming service from Tuesday, May 4, until Saturday, May 9, with more illustrations taking over the landing pages of various ‘Star Wars’ movies and shows, including ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’, ‘Star Wars: Attack of the Clones’, ‘Star Force: The Force Awakens’, ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ and ‘The Mandalorian’.

Movies and TV Shows to watch on Disney+

‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’

Disney has a knack for treating its fans with mouth-watering content on ‘Star Wars Day’ and this year, it is set to enthrall them with the new series titled ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’. The series, which comes out on May 4, is a successor to the recently concluded animated show ‘The Clone Wars’.

A still from 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' (Star Wars/YouTube)

The official 'Star Wars' website states: “The series follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in The Clone Wars) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch — a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army — each possess a singular exceptional skill, which makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew. In the post-Clone War era, they will take on daring mercenary missions as they struggle to stay afloat and find a new purpose.”

Popular voice actor Dee Bradley Baker will be voicing all of the Clone Troopers while Ming-Na Wen is expected to voice the younger version of Fennec Shand.

‘Star Wars: A New Hope’

‘A New Hope’ was the first movie in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise to hit the screens in 1977. The film turned out to be a huge hit and garnered universal acclaim. While talking about the film’s success in an interview at Oxford University, actor Mark Hamill said that no one expected that the movie will be such a big success and will have this sort of legacy.

A still from 'Star Wars: A New Hope' (Sunset Boulevard/Getty Images)

If you want to celebrate ‘Star Wars Day’ the right way, then ‘A New Hope’ should undoubtedly be on your watchlist. 

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ 

Released in 2015, ‘The Force Awakens’ was the first feature film to hit the theatres after 2005’s ‘Revenge of the Sith’. The movie broke numerous records during its theatrical run and became the most successful film of the franchise. It earned a whopping $247.9M during its opening weekend and is currently 3rd in the list of movies with the biggest opening weekend at the North American box office.

A still from the movie 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (Lucasfilm/IMDb)

Apart from box office success, the movie was also lauded for its storytelling and critics felt that director JJ Abrams did an amazing job in satisfying the entire fan base.

Apart from the aforementioned titles, you can also watch: ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’, ‘Star Wars Rebels’, ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’, ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ and ‘The Mandalorian’. 

Sales

If you are a ‘Star Wars’ fan, then you should keep an eye on the all deals you can get on various memorabilia. Viewers can visit StarWars.com to know about all the deals that they can avail on the special day. You can also check out deals with Amazon, Target, Build-A-Bear, Hallmark, Her Universe, Lucasfilm Press, IDW, Otterbox, Polaroid, and more.

If you are a gamer, you can get up to 70 per cent off on ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam until May 12. People can also check a lot of channels on YouTube to know about the franchise and what they can do to celebrate the occasion. In the end, we just want to say, “May the Force be with you.”

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