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StarWars
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StarWarsisanAmericanepicspaceoperafranchisecenteredonafilmseries
createdbyGeorgeLucas.Thefilmseries,consistingoftwotrilogies(andan
upcomingthird),hasspawnedanextensivemediafranchisecalledthe
ExpandedUniverseincludingbooks,televisionseries,computerandvideo
games,andcomicbooks.Thesesupplementstothefranchiseresultedin
significantdevelopmentoftheseries'fictionaluniverse,keepingthefranchise
activeinthe16yearinterimbetweenthetwofilmtrilogies.Thefranchise
depictsagalaxydescribedasfar,farawayinthedistantpast,andit
commonlyportraysJediasarepresentationofgood,inconflictwiththeSith,
theirevilcounterpart.Theirweaponofchoice,thelightsaber,iscommonly
recognizedinpopularculture.Thefranchise'sstorylinescontainmany
themes,withstronginfluencesfromphilosophyandreligion.
ThefirstfilmintheserieswasoriginallyreleasedonMay25,1977,underthe
titleStarWars,by20thCenturyFox,andbecameaworldwidepopculture
phenomenon,followedbytwosequels,releasedatthreeyearintervals.
Sixteenyearsafterthereleaseofthetrilogy'sfinalfilm,thefirstinanew
prequeltrilogyoffilmswasreleased.Thethreeprequelfilmswerealso
releasedatthreeyearintervals,withthefinalfilmofthetrilogyreleasedon
May19,2005.In2012,TheWaltDisneyCompanyacquiredLucasfilmfor
$4.05billionandannouncedthatitwouldproducethreenewfilms,withthe
firstfilm,StarWars:TheForceAwakens,plannedforreleasein2015.[1]20th
CenturyFoxstillretainsthedistributionrightstothefirsttwoStarWars
trilogies,owningpermanentrightsfortheoriginalfilmEpisodeIV:ANew
Hope,whileholdingtherightstoEpisodesIIII,V,andVIuntilMay2020.[2]
Reactionstotheoriginaltrilogywerepositive,withthelastfilmbeing
consideredtheweakest,whiletheprequeltrilogyreceivedamoremixed
reaction,withmostofthepraisebeingforthefinalfilm,accordingtomost
reviewaggregatorwebsites.Allsixofthemainfilmsintheserieswerealso
nominatedfororwonAcademyAwards.Allofthemainfilmshavebeenbox
officesuccesses,withtheoverallboxofficerevenuegeneratedbytheStar
Warsfilms(includingthetheatricalStarWars:TheCloneWars)totalling
$4.38billion,[3]makingitthefifthhighestgrossingfilmseries.[4]Thesuccess
hasalsoledtomultiplerereleasesintheatersfortheseries.

StarWars

TheStarWarslogoasseeninallfilms
Creator

GeorgeLucas

Original
work

StarWars
Printpublications

Novels

Listofnovels

Comics

Listofcomics
Filmsandtelevision

Films

StarWars
TheEmpireStrikesBack
ReturnoftheJedi
EpisodeI:ThePhantomMenace
EpisodeII:AttackoftheClones
EpisodeIII:RevengeoftheSith
TheCloneWars
TheForceAwakens

Television
series

StarWarsHolidaySpecial
CaravanofCourage
TheBattleforEndor
Droids

Contents

Ewoks
CloneWars

1Setting

TheCloneWars

2Theatricalfilms

Rebels

2.1Plotoverview
Games

2.2Themes
2.3Technicalinformation
2.4Productionhistory
2.4.1Originaltrilogy

Video
games

Listofvideogames
Audio

2.4.2Prequeltrilogy
2.4.3Sequeltrilogy
2.4.4Standalonefilms
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars

Radio
StarWars
programs
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