Happy Star Wars Day: May the Fourth Be With You

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Today is May 4 and to fans of that galaxy far, far away, it is a huge day. It is Star Wars Day! Why? Say “May the Fourth” out loud and it sounds a bit like one of the most famous Star Wars quotes of all time: May the force be with you.

Star Wars Episode VII Fan Poster

The recently announced Star Wars: Episode VII casting reveal is the best gift of all this May the Fourth. We're even excited about that MTV-made poster (above)! 

But, there is so much more to be thankful for each year on this date. Here’s one, the first movie itself: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Here are our favorite things about that first film that made it such a classic.

Them came The Empire Strikes Back. And it immediately became our favorite movie of all time. This May the Fourth, we need to be thankful that that second film’s screenplay was written by the man who is co-writing Star Wars: Episode VII -- Lawrence Kasdan.

Here’s a few of our favorite moments from The Empire Strikes Back:

Want a laugh this May the Fourth? Check out our 9 Most Annoying Star Wars Characters… agree or disagree, it’ll start a debate.

Lastly, on this Star Wars day, go forth into this day channeling your inner Jedi self and know that we all have The Force. And as a final treat, we have some behind-the-scenes Star Wars photos that were only recently released.  

Happy Star Wars Day… May the Fourth be with you! 

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Star Wars Quotes

Padmé: [crying] Anakin, you're breaking my heart! And you're going down a path I cannot follow!
Anakin Skywalker: Because of Obi-Wan?
Padmé: Because of what you've done... what you plan to do! Stop! Stop now; come back... I love you!

Supreme Chancellor: Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis "the wise"?
Anakin Skywalker: No.
Supreme Chancellor: I thought not. It's not a story the Jedi would tell you. It's a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise he could use the Force to influence the midichlorians to create life... He had such a knowledge of the dark side that he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying.
Anakin Skywalker: He could actually save people from death?
Supreme Chancellor: The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.
Anakin Skywalker: What happened to him?
Supreme Chancellor: He became so powerful... the only thing he was afraid of was losing his power, which eventually, of course, he did. Unfortunately, he taught his apprentice everything he knew, then his apprentice killed him in his sleep. It's ironic he could save others from death, but not himself.