Like every year, on May 4, fans of the saga celebrate the Star Wars universe. Mark Hamill and Bob Iger officially kicked off the festivities on Twitter.
Today does not mark the anniversary date of the release of the first Star Wars, but a pun linked to one of the most legendary phrases in the license. In English, “May the 4th” sound like “May The Force be with You”, it was enough for this day to become Star Wars Day with fans. Since then, Lucasfilm has made this celebration a major event, often revealing filming anecdotes or unveiling new productions on the Disney+ platform.
Last year, it was this date that was chosen to launch the animated series The Bad Batch. In 2022, we will have to wait a few more days before being able to discover a new series stamped Star Wars. Obi-Wan Kenobiwhich as its name suggests is interested in the character played by Ewan McGregor, will not arrive before next may 27 on our screens.
That’s not stopping a few of the universe’s leading figures from celebrating May the 4th in style. This is the case of Mark Hamill, who is a little ahead of his schedule. On Twitter, the unbeatable Luke Skywalker launched the festivities on May 1.
May The First Not Be The Worst With You pic.twitter.com/AonDlah7Uw
— Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) May 1, 2022
May The Second You Get Home Call So I Don’t Worry pic.twitter.com/7OLpZvrFFm
— Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) May 2, 2022
For his part, the boss of Disney Bob Iger wanted to pay tribute to George Lucas through a publication. “Thank you George Lucas, for creating the incredible mythology of Star Wars.”
—Robert Iger (@RobertIger) May 4, 2022
An unprecedented production on Disney+
The Disney+ platform is adorned with the colors of the license. On the occasion of this day dear to the hearts of fans, the streaming service broadcasts for the first time the making-of of the Book of Boba Fett. The first episode, which lasts 60 minutes, has just been put online. A golden opportunity for viewers to take a behind-the-scenes look at the latest Star Wars series.
Subscribers will also be able to see or review the different chapters of the saga, with the exception of the last opus directed by JJ Abrams. As a reminder, the French media chronology prevents it from being made available less than 3 years after its cinema release. We should be able to find out later this year.
All that remains is to wish you a good May The 4th.
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