Almost thirty years ago the world saw the birth of one of the most beloved franchises in history. In 1977 the first Star Wars movie was released to critical acclaim. Everyone was marveled by what they were witnessing, the technology used in those times were light years ahead of anything done back then, and the fans could not get enough of it. Right after that movie came out everybody became a fan of the Jedi Order, and having a lightsaber was the dream of many. The Star Wars franchise became an inspiration for many other movies and managed to shape pop culture in its time. The initial Star Wars was followed by two sequels who were also well received by critics and fans alike and brought the story of the jedi Luke Skywalker and the rebels to a close.
Almost two decades later Star Wars came back with a prequel trilogy. Luke Skywalker’s story was already told and had a satisfying end, but there was still more lore out there. The story of the main antagonist of the first trilogy needed to be told. The new trilogy told the story of the young Anakin Skywalker, destined to become the feared sith-lord, Darth Vader. We also saw the rise of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke’s first master, from a promising young padawan to a full fledged jedi master.We saw how Anakin grew from a kind hearted young man to a ruthless sith.It showed us that even the most pure can fall into darkness. Anakin gave into the darkness thinking it would save the life of her love, but it was all a ruse from the Emperor, the sith mastermind before all the events. Darth Vader was born at the end of the movie, ready to do the Emperor’s bidding and escape the pain from the death of his wife, not knowing until much later that she gave birth to his daugther Leia, and son Luke.This trilogy was received with mixed reactions, but still became a success.
Almost ten years after the prequel trilogy everybody thought that there would be no more Star Wars, but that changed in 2012 after Disney bought Lucasfilm. Disney announced the beginning of a new trilogy, set 30 years after the end of The Return of the Jedi, which will bring back familiar faces, such as Luke Skywalker and Hans Solo. The film will be directed by J.J. Abrahams, who is best known for his work with sci-fi. This will be the first Star Wars made after George Luca’s retirement, but still has him as a consultant to make sure that the film is the best it can be.
At the moment there hasn’t been too much plot details, just confirmations that we will see familiar faces, etc. Many fans are excited about the return of one of their most beloved franchises, while other are most skeptical about it, mainly because they didn’t fancy the prequel trilogy. You can expect more details to arise in the following months, but without giving too much spoilers. Thank God we still have some stills and trailers to keep us busy until Star Wars: The Force Awakens release on December, 2015.