Alexa learns the power of the force for Star Wars Day

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However, it's entirely plausible that he would have defected just as many other rebels did.

In 2008, the first Facebook group appeared, which celebrated Luke Skywalker Day, with the same catchphrase.

Star Wars is the benchmark for the modern blockbuster, having redefined the rules of Hollywood on its way to becoming the most successful film franchise of all time - the Marvel Cinematic Universe has since pushed Star Wars down to number 2.

The iconic crawl at the beginning of the first Star Wars movie wasn't written by George Lucas, but his friend and fellow filmmaker, Brian De Palma.

The Conservatives took an advert out in The London Evening News, with the headline reading: "May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie". Wear them to your Star Wars: The Last Jedi discussion group / Original Trilogy movie marathon / PTA meeting and see how many other Jedi enthusiasts ask you 'Where did you get that awesome Star Wars t-shirt from?'

Speaking to, of all places, Yahoo Finance UK, the once and future Star Wars star let slip that he is having to make a change to his usual look prior to filming for the sequel.

Some fans also take this reference back to 1979, just two years after the release of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Although the event never truly received widespread recognition, it became popular on college campuses and Star Wars Day was soon born out of it.

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To help you find the best deals, we're rounding up the best Star Wars bargains we can find on the Internet and updating them throughout the day.

The initiative kicked off with the below video featuring the cast of Solo: A Star Wars Story, revealing Chewbacca's diva behavior on the set of the new movie, which hits theaters on May 25.

The most valuable Star Wars toys: are you sitting on a FORTUNE? As the vast majority were played with (as they should be) if you've still got some boxed up somewhere, you could be quids in!

To celebrate the launch of its Star Wars line of 1/64th die cast model, the company built the full-size Vader vehicle on the platform of a Corvette C6.

Give your Star Wars themed party a lovely dessert with this awesome fruit pastry.

Ultimate Star Wars wheels: this Vader Car, which is extra cool because it's also a full size Hot Wheels car.

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