Far, far away galaxy of Star Wars returns to big screen


Gavin Carollo

With the highly-anticipated film around the corner, Star Wars The Force Awakens is on its way to success with already $50 million in pre-ticket sales.

Stars Wars screens worldwide on  Dec. 18  with a projected profit of $2 billion dollars opening night, according to Business Insider.

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) currently has the highest profit in the franchise of $1.1 billion. However, Episode 7 is expected to beat that on opening night alone.   Business Insider also estimates that the overall projected profit of this film is said to be more than $3 billion worldwide.

Star Wars is one of the biggest movies even created. The films has received a $4.2 billion profit from the six first films and expected to get a $8.7 billion profit with movie seven. The movies have already showed success. It has been 10 years since Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith (2005) first premiered. It has been 32 years since Star Wars Episode 6: Return of the Jedi (1983) started showing.

“Star Wars is fun, it’s exciting, it’s inspirational, and people respond to that. It’s what they want.” George Lucas says.

The movie will take place 30 years in the same galaxy after Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi ended. All of the original cast, including Harrison Ford as Han Solo and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, will return.

Star Wars 7 is not the only episode to come out within the next five years. Star War 8 is expected to premiere on May 26, of 2017 and Episode 9 is expected sometime in 2019.

J.J. Abrams, new director of Star Wars after George Lucas’ retirement, brings a new aspect to the  Star Wars World. Director for hit t.v. show Lost and the last 2 installments of Star Trek, Abrams has fans expecting a lot. He originally was such a fan of the films, that he declined the offer to be director, but later chose to accept.

“Star Wars is probably the most influential film of my generation.So, in a way, everything that any of us does is somehow directly or indirectly affected by the experience of seeing those first three films.” says Abrams.

Fans are expecting a lot from this film and Abrams is going to have to impress to keep fans interested.