GUIDE: May the 4th. Here is everything you need to know about 'Star Wars Day'

With Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker set to hit Disney+ Monday, May 4, months ahead of schedule, News 12 is giving you a full guide to everything Star Wars on May the 4th.

News 12 Staff

Apr 28, 2020, 4:39 PM

Updated 1,444 days ago

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With Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker set to hit Disney+ Monday, May 4, months ahead of schedule, News 12 is giving you a full guide to everything Star Wars on May the 4th.
Correct order to watch the movies:
With latest Star Wars trilogy complete, watching all movies is now possible on Disney+. One of the best things about Star Wars is the order to watch all the movies. While there are many, here are the two main ones:

Chronological order:
This way is in order of the actual movie events, from Anakin Skywalker as a little boy, to his rise and redemption as Darth Vader.

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (32 years before A New Hope)
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (22 years before)
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (19 years before)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (Around a decade before)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Ends moments before A New Hope)
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (3 years after A New Hope)
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (4 years after)
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (34 years after)
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (34 years after)
Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (35 years after)

Release order:
This way is in order of the movie's actual release dates, beginning with Darth Vader as the villain, and then showing him as a little boy and his rise to the dark side.

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

There are more than movies when it comes to Star Wars; there are also many TV shows. If you are eager to watch them all together in one order, here is the ...
The Ultimate Star Wars viewing Order:
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (32 years before A New Hope)
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (22 years before A New Hope)
The Clone Wars animated series (Begins 22 years before A New Hope, ends 19 years before)
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (19 years before A New Hope)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (Around a decade before A New Hope)
Star Wars: Rebels animated series (5 years before A New Hope, with an epilogue set much later)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Ends moments before A New Hope)
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (3 years after A New Hope)
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (4 years after A New Hope)
The Mandalorian (9 years after A New Hope)
Star Wars: Resistance animated series (34 years after A New Hope onwards)
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (34 years after A New Hope)
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (34 years after A New Hope)
Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (35 years after A New Hope)
To see movie and show previews, posters, trailers, and more, just click on each title:
What else is coming May 4?
In addition to the Rise of Skywalker, a new The Mandalorian documentary was announced called Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian. The eight-part series will give an "unprecedented look" at how the hit-Disney+ series was made -- showing the groundbreaking technology, filming, and overall production of the show. The series includes interviews and never-before-seen footage.
The first episode premieres May 4, and the rest will follow on Fridays after that.

The season finale of 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' is also being moved to May 4. The series has been releasing episodes on Fridays, but the very last episode in the final season will premiere days ahead of schedule. The finale will explore the events leading up to Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
Virtual Star Wars convention
Reedpop, the organization behind Star Wars Celebration, is hosting An Online Revelry: May the 4th Be With You and Revenge of the 5th. New York Comic Con is also getting involved. Tune in for movies, trivia, interviews with celebrities and authors, and live gaming!
The two-day celebration features multiple virtual events, including live-tweeting episodes and movies of both Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels. The celebration also includes Q&A sessions and discussions with writers and voice actors associated with the franchise.
Fans will be able to take part in trivia quizzes and prize giveaways. ReedPop encourages people to use #Maythe4th and #Revengeofthe5th. Events will take place across social media accounts associated with multiple ReedPop properties, which includes New York Comic Con.
Click here for the full schedule.
Star Wars Day 2020 deals
Looking to add to your Star Wars collection this May the 4th? Check out these special sales and discounts on items from across the galaxy -- from Best Buy to FanWraps, and more.
Click here for information.
Limited time Bantha milk!

Turner Dairy Farms will be changing the labels on its Birthday Cake Milk to Blue Banthamilk on a limited basis. The containers have a sell-by date of May 4.
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The colored-light blue milk was seen in the very first film back in 1977, "Star Wars: A New Hope" when Luke Skywalker's Aunt Beru pours a glass of Bantha milk for Luke's Uncle Owen.
Disney Star Wars collectibles
shopDisney has announced exclusive products that will be available to purchase for Star Wars Day. The items will release on shopDisney Monday, at 7 a.m. PT. Some items include plush, pins, playsets, a droid, and more. Many items will also commemorate the 40th anniversary of "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back."


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