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Star Wars: Epic science fantasy space opera franchise
Star Wars is an American epic space-opera media franchise created by George Lucas. The franchise began with the eponymous 1977 film and quickly became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon. The original film, later subtitled Episode IV – A New Hope, was followed by the sequels Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983), forming what is collectively referred to as the original trilogy. A prequel trilogy was later released, consisting of Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) and Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005). Years later, a sequel trilogy began with Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015), continued with Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017), and will conclude with Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019). The first eight films were nominated for Academy Awards and were commercially successful. Together with the theatrical anthology films Rogue One (2016) and Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), the combined box office revenue of the films equates to over US$9 billion, and is currently the second-highest-grossing film franchise.

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Those 'thermal detonator' Coke bottles at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge won't fly with TSA

Heads up, Disney travelers: Those Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge "thermal detonator" soda bottles look cool, but they won't fly with airport security.
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'The Mandalorian' team tease 'gritty' 'Star Wars' spin off

At D23, "The Mandalorian" creator Jon Favreau, actor Pedro Pascal and episode director Taika Waititi talk about what fans can expect from the TV series. (Aug. 24)  
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4-year-old 'Star Wars' fan hugs her Disney hero

A 4-year-old girl dressed up as Rey from "Star Wars" and got to hug her at Disney World.
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Where's Luke? Who's Keri Russell playing? Every 'Star Wars' question we need answered at D23

D23, Disney's fan convention, arrives this weekend with a new look at 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.' Here's what you need to know.
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500-million-year-old crab fossil to be named after famed ‘Star Wars’ ship

The creature preyed on ocean dwellers long before dinosaurs ever walked the earth. Buzz60’s Tony Spitz has the details.
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100 biggest movies of all time, from 'Star Wars' to 'The Lion King'

These are the top 100 grossing movies of all time, based on domestic box office data provided by Box Office Mojo.
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Smugglers run: Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge visitors are snatching, reselling items on eBay

Petty thieves are making off with silverware, menus, coasters and more from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and auctioning them on resale websites.
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Want to drink blue milk like Luke Skywalker? At Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge you can, but shouldn't

Ahead of the opening of Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, we sampled foods including blue milk. Surprise: It does not taste milky.
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50 most (and least) popular 'Star Wars' characters ever

24/7 Wall Street determines the most and least beloved "Star Wars" characters ever, weighing factors such as screentime and Internet popularity.
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10 facts about the 'Star Wars' universe for May the 4th

'Star Wars' Day is upon us. To celebrate, here are 10 facts you may not have known about the franchise.
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'Star Wars' analysis: Old-school returns highlight 'The Rise of Skywalker' trailer

The first trailer for 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' broke the Internet on Friday, showing current galactic heroes and a few old-school returns.
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'Star Wars': First photos from 'Episode IX'

'Star Wars' stars, new detailsabout much-anticipated 'Episode IX' and costumed fellow fans are all part of the fun at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago.
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These are the 'Star Wars'-themed beers, wines you may see at Disneyland, Disney World

How about a nice cold Trandoshan Ale when you visit Disney's upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land?
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Vintage 'Star Wars' toys up for auction for thousands in the UK!

A long time ago toys in a galaxy far far away went up for auction, well actually they’re going up for auction in the UK right now!
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From droids to food hot off a flaming engine, what you can buy in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Anyone looking for that perfect lightsaber will find that and much more at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, opening this year at Disneyland and Disney World.
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Get a sneak peek of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland

From the Millennium Falcon to Jedi Mind Trick drinks, see what's in store when Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens at Disneyland this summer.
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Will Disneyland charge for Fastpasses when Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens?

So far the skip-the-line passes have been free but recent offers suggest Disneyland may charge for them when Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens
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How many 'Star Wars' movies are in the works?

USA TODAY movie critic and entertainment writer Brian Truitt clears up some of the confusion around spinoffs and directors.
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