Star Wars Logo – Star Wars , also known in Spanish as the Wars , but literally means “star wars” is a media franchise U.S. that belongs to the genre of science fiction , although it is commonly defined under the concept of space operetta epic and has been conceived by the writer , manager andproducer of film George Lucas .
The first film in the franchise, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope , featured actors like Mark Hamill , Harrison Ford , Carrie Fisher , Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels , Kenny Baker , Peter Mayhew , Peter Cushing and David Prowse , and although had many difficulties during production, was finally released by 20th Century Fox and released on May 25, 1977. It became a phenomenon of popular culture worldwide and its influence has been recognized by many filmmakers. The success of the film gave wings to Lucas to personally finance the two sequels that completed the so-called “original trilogy” Star Wars : Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi , which were incorporated new players such as Billy Dee Williams , Frank Oz and Ian McDiarmid , and were released at intervals of three years.
Sixteen years after it hit theaters Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace , the first installment of a new trilogy centered on the years before the previous one. Liam Neeson , Ewan McGregor , Natalie Portman , Jake Lloyd , Hayden Christensen , Samuel L . Jackson and Christopher Leewere among the main cast members, who also had the presence of some actors from the original trilogy. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith , released again every three years, completed a saga that raised approximately U.S. $ 5.51 billion from the six films, making it the third most successful of all time 4 behind the franchise James Bond and Harry Potter , regardless of inflation.
The film series Star Wars has led to other media such as books, television series, video games, comics or role plays. These supplements make up the so-called ” expanded universe “from which has developed significantly in the series fictional material. In addition, this collection of media has delved into issues just incorporated in the original films, expanding on the other hand the plots presented in each trilogy. In 2008 was released Star Wars: The Clone Wars , becoming the first installment of the franchise to be launched worldwide and is not part of the original trilogies. It should also be noted that this was the first animated Star Wars , intended as an introduction to the eponymous television series and is based on theprevious series of the same name also.