Hello there, fellow Star Wars fans. Today is Star Wars day, as if we needed any encouragement. Whether you're a film fan, gamer, or just own a tablet or smartphone, there's plenty of Star Wars for everybody's tastes. We've put together a list of ways to celebrate the day, may the force fourth be with you...
1. Watch your favourite trilogy
Since 2019's completion of the 9-film Skywalker Saga, there's now an opportunity to binge through the entire epic and relive over 40 years of Star Wars magic. If you're planning to binge the entire run today, then you should've started by 3am to make sure you get through the almost 21-hour marathon, we reckon you'd just about have time to finish during the Kessel Run. For those with an apetite for a trilogy, you'll still be clocking in between 6-7 hours if that's your plan for the day.
2. Play a Star Wars game
There's a Star Wars game for just about everybody nowadays. Gamers haven't been neglected in the recent surge in Star Wars activity, and the future is looking brighter than a summer's day on Tatooine. The most recent "big" games are 2019's Jedi: Fallen Order, where you play as Cal Kestis in a story-driven adventure. Battle royale fans can find a home in 2017's Battlefront II, where heroes & villains from Star Wars lore battle it out in beautiful rendered locations from the galaxy far, far away. Mobile gamers can experience the stuff of legends with Knights of the Old Republic, and there's also a healthy dose of LEGO Star Wars to suit all ages.
3. Watch The Bad Batch
Subscribers to Disney+ will no doubt already be anticipating another original Star Wars series after last year's brilliant second season of The Mandalorian. The Bad Batch picks up the story of the company by the "bad batch" from The Clone Wars series, with the same aesthetic as that series. The debut episode is 70-minutes long and premiers today, new episode are then added each Friday starting this week. If the last season of The Clone Wars is anything to go by, this promises to be another welcome chapter in the Star Wars universe.
4. Explore Star Wars on your device
There's a wealth of free Star Wars content available on your smart phone or tablet. Want to build your own lightsaber? Try your hand at the Force Trainer? Transport your face into the Star Wars universe? The official Star Wars app is a great way to start, with the aforementioned AR-driven Force Trainer turning your device into a lightsaber. You can also immerse yourself in prominent Star Wars costumes for a selfie, or even send a gif or emoji to fellow Star Wars fans. There's also a wealth of apps and expriences to download, or if YouTube is your thing, hours of content to consume. We recommend starting with Bad Lip Reading's Star Wars specials:
(5. Watch Rogue One)
I'm just going to put it out there - Rogue One is one of the best Star Wars films. I know many will disagree, some may not have seen it. Don't be put off by the lack of opening crawl or CGI Grand Moff Tarkin (rest in peace, Peter Cushing). It really ticks a lot of boxes, and if you're only got time for a single Star Wars film today, then this has to be a contender. If you've not watched it, then give it a chance. In Jyn Erso we have a legitimate heroin of the Star Wars universe, not to mention familiarising yourself with Cassian Andor ahead of the series, Andor, next year.
How do you plan to celebrate Star Wars Day? Let us know your favourite film, game, or Star Wars moment in the comments below