Star Wars is movie series science-fiction movies conceived by the ingenious George Lucas. The series began in the mid-seventies with the release of the first movie in 1977, Star Wars IV: A New Hope. It began a series of extraordinary movies that were blockbusters in the theaters, coming in as the third-most profitable movie series as a whole besides the first and second most profitable movie series, James Bond and Harry Potter. Star Wars is a science fiction epic, but more than that. You see, the movies spawned a TV series, comic books, and prequel films as part of a media franchise. Collectively, they form what is conceived of as The Expanded Star Wars Universe. This is a fictional literal universe of characters, worlds, events, and endless fictional sci-fi things that have been added over the years to the main movies. Star Wars is huge. Hugely Popular, Hugely Prolific and, most impressively, Huge in Fictional Scope. It is the story of a universe.
The movies in the order that they were released over a period of decades is as follows: First, Star Wars episode IV: A New Hope (1977); successively as follows: Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Star Wars VI: Return of The Jedi (1983).
Several years later came the prequels to these movies, as follows: Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace (1999), Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith (2005).
A 3D animated feature Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) was theatrically released. It served as a lead-in to the animated TV series of the same name, which was released in the same year.
Ten years after the release of the final prequel movie Revenge of the Sith, there came the sequel trilogy, as follows: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). As of this writing, a third film in this trilogy is currently in the works, provisionally titled Episode IX.
Following the release of these movies was a series of video games corresponding with the movies, and all the other accouterments of a vast media empire.
It is organized in chronological order, the story of some main characters and a vast number of supporting characters. All the events occur scattered across a vast fictional galaxy. It has many archetypal themes identifiable in great works of literature and film throughout time. It explores the frontiers of science endlessly. An interesting thing about the characters of Star Wars Collectively is that most of the characters were portrayed over decades, with the prequels coming out 20 years after the original trilogy. For example take one of the main characters, Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker; he lives out his entire life on film, and it’s quite a fictional life; in real life played over time by two different people. Thus with the other characters in chronological order.
That’s a fictional universe! And many today are so involved with this universe they even say their official religion is the force… Star Wars is certainly intoxicating and a great series that has grown into games, toys and much more!