Fans help Star Wars celebrate 40 years on screen

Fans help Star Wars celebrate 40 years on screen

Four decades have passed since the release of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and we’ve now been treated to - and maybe cursed with - eight films, as well as innumerous comics and animated spin-off shows.

Star Wars has truely come to be a staple of pop culture across recent generations, despite some people’s feeling about the prequals, and people are showing their love for George Lucas’ creation across social media.

The resemblance is uncanny, right? Now check out this one!

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And let’s not forget, it is George Lucas’ birthday this month too! He turned 73 yesterday, and he doesn’t look a day of it!

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Happy Birthday George Lucas! Nothing but love today for 'the maker', I can save the other stuff for another day. If you swipe right you will see one of my most prized 'Star Wars' pieces that I own (which is not a toy). I always loved the @starwarsthevintagecollection 3.75" George Lucas (in Stormtrooper disguise) action figure and think that we should have an official Black Series 6" GL figure. In this instance I would not 'gimmick it', by simply putting his head on a Stormtrooper or an X-Wing pilot. I think we need 1977 nerdy/hipster George Lucas in his plaid shirt. @mrstevie18 can we make this happen? #hasbroplease I am in a huge debt (financially and emotionally) to this man, who outside of family & friends has had the single most influence on my life and the paths I have taken. #thankyou #happybirthday #georgelucas #thankthemaker #starwars #starwars40 #sw40 #starwarsblackseries #starwarstheblackseries #starwars6inch #blackseries6inch #hasbro #toys

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All that said, it hasn’t been a perfect year for the Star Wars franchise either. Carrie Fisher, who played the much-loved character of Princess Leia, passed away this year at the age of 60.

Carrie holds a place in the heart of every Star Wars fan out there and true to form she has not been forgotten during the celebrations.

May the 40th be with you!

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