May the fourth be with you on 'Star Wars Day'

Mmm ... 'Star Wars Day,' it is


SAN ANTONIO – May 4 has officially become known as "Star Wars Day," made popular by “May the fourth be with you,” a play on words from the popular "Star Wars" quote “may the Force be with you.”

The most recent film in the Star Wars franchise "Rogue One" was released last December.

‘Rogue One’ is one of several planned anthology films for the Star Wars series.

An as-yet-untitled Han Solo film is set to release in May 2018, followed by another untitled anthology film in 2020.

"Episode VIII – The Last Jedi" will debut this December, with "Episode IX' set for a 2019 release.

This year fans remember the late "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher who passed away on Dec. 27, 2016, four days after suffering a medical emergency on a trans-Atlantic flight.

Fisher reprised her role in "Rogue One" and will be seen a final time as General Leia in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’.

Use the hashtag #Maythefourth on Instagram or Twitter and see how San Antonio and the nation are celebrating.

To mark the 40th anniversary of the first "Star Wars" film, Northwest Vista College will be celebrating with a free outdoor screening of "Rogue One" and activities including a Chewbacca call contest, costume contest and more. 

The fun kicks off at 7 p.m. with the movie starting at sundown.


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