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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 โ€“ A New Hope, was followed by the sequels Episode V โ€“ The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Episode VI โ€“ 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 โ€“ The Phantom Menace (1999), Episode II โ€“ Attack of the Clones (2002) and Episode III โ€“ Revenge of the Sith (2005). Years later, a sequel trilogy began with Episode VII โ€“ The Force Awakens (2015), continued with Episode VIII โ€“ The Last Jedi (2017), and will conclude with Episode IX โ€“ 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$9ย billion, and is currently the second-highest-grossing film franchise.

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