Revenge of the Fifth, celebrated on May 5, is a play on words that “Star Wars” fans came up with to set up a date to celebrate the Revenge of the Sith every year. This day celebrates the Dark Side of the Force since the day before is dedicated mainly to the Jedi. The fandom worldwide comes together to discuss, rewatch and reread movies and books from the saga, focusing on the main villain characters of the franchise.
History of Revenge of the Fifth
The very first “Star Wars” film came out in 1977. In 1999, it was renamed “Episode IV: A New Hope” since the prequel trilogy was released in the same year. The film tells the story of Luke Skywalker, cast by Mark Hamill, and Captain Han Solo, played by Harrison Ford, as they go together on an adventure to save Princess Leia, real name Carrie Fisher, from evil Imperial forces that have her captured. The film was successful from the get-go, expanding itself into a multimedia universe.
Soon after the release of the first films, two more followed, and the first trilogy was born. In 1999, the first film of the second trilogy premiered. This movie now tells the story of Anakin Skywalker, a young boy who finds himself in the middle of a war for power involving the Sith and the Jedi. The next two movies followed the development of both the war and the character, who became one of the most iconic villains in cinematic history. More recently, in 2015, the first film of the third trilogy was released, and now the story follows Han Solo and the new characters Rey and Finn as they attempt to defeat Kylo Ren.
The three trilogies are what compose the so-called Skywalker Saga. Besides this saga, there are many other anthology films, such as “Rogue One” and “Solo,” and T.V. shows such as “The Mandalorian” and “The Book of Boba Fett” that keep this legendary sci-fi universe alive!
Revenge of the Fifth timeline
The first-ever Star Wars film, “Episode IV: A New Hope” later, is released.
The first episode of the saga premiers in theaters all around the globe
The beginning of a new era starts for the fans of the saga, through the film’s release.
One of the many anthologies T.V. shows premieres on Disney+.
Revenge of the Fifth FAQs
How old is “Star Wars?”
The first “Star Wars” came out in 1977 and has been alive and well since then!
What are the 12 “Star Wars” movies in order?
“Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace,” “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones,” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope,” “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back,” “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi,” “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” “Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi” and “Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.”
How old is George Lucas?
George Lucas, the father of the Star Wars franchise, was born in 1944.
Revenge of the Fifth Activities
Watch a “Star Wars” film
There is no better way to celebrate this holiday than by watching one of the many “Star Wars” films. So far, you have 12 to choose from!
Read a “Star Wars” book
Since the movies were such a success, a bunch of books retelling the stories have been published. Why not read one of them?
Dress up as your favorite character
Why not reserve the day for the best cosplay of your favorite character? Just make sure they’re allies of the Sith and sport a red lightsaber!
5 Awesome Facts About “Star Wars”
Master Yoda was a monkey
Did you know the iconic guru was supposed to be a monkey and not an alien-like creature?
It references “The Godfather” a lot
There are many different references to the movie spread throughout the franchise.
‘Ewok’ is never said in the films
To think that we all know the small creatures, but their name isn’t said in the films.
One line mentioned in each franchise’s film
“I have a bad feeling about this,” is said by one character in every single film.
The original Darth Vader was banned
The first Darth Vader actor isn’t allowed near theme parks or production sets for the franchise.
Why We Love Revenge of the Fifth
It brings geeks together
We all love to get together with our fellow geeks, and this is the perfect day to do so! Round up your friends and celebrate!
It keeps the “Star Wars” universe alive
This day is great because it helps us keep the “Star Wars” universe alive in our hearts! Binge the franchise on this day!
It celebrates the culture
Celebrating pop and geek culture is awesome because it keeps us connected through fun and exciting things! There’s a whole world out there to explore, so why not start today?
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