Star Wars Fans Celebrate 'May The 4th Be With You' Holiday

By: ABC News
By: ABC News

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

This May 4, "Star Wars" fans will have something to cheer about: the prospect of the first new "Star Wars" film since 2008.

May 4 became an unofficial holiday for "Star Wars" fans after creator George Lucas was asked to repeat the movie's famous line, "May the force be with you," in a 2005 interview on German television. The interpreter translated the sentence into German as "We shall be with you on May 4."

Since then, fans worldwide have celebrated the pun, "May the fourth be with you."

This year, Disney, which took over the "Star Wars" franchise and is the parent company of ABC News, is throwing a "Death Star-sized party" at its Walt Disney World Resort.

After acquiring Lucasfilm last October, Disney announced that it would produce three new "Star Wars" films. The first, "Star Wars Episode VII," directed by J.J. Abrams, isn't scheduled to hit the big screen until 2015, but the buzz has already been building.

With some of the original cast members slated to appear, we thought it would be fun to see what the actors have been doing since the first "Star Wars" trilogy launched in 1977.

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