Star Wars: A New Hope

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Name: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Creator: George Lucas
Date(s): May 25, 1977
Medium: Film
Country of Origin: USA
External Links:, IMDB
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The one that started it all, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope launched what would become one of the most successful movie series and media franchises of all time. It tells the story of a ragtag group of Rebels fighting against the Galactic Empire. It introduced the characters Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Darth Vader, Leia Organa, Chewbacca, C-3PO, Obi-Wan Kenobi and R2-D2. The film spawned several sequels, prequels, animated TV series, toys, games and other media.

Like all successful work, it also spawned its fair share of Parodies, with Lucas claiming Ernie Fosselius' Hardware Wars as his favorite.


Along with Jaws two years earlier, it helped create and define the new genre of the Summer Blockbuster. It is one of the most popular and loved films of all time. Over the past 42 years, it has inspired tons of Fanfiction, Zines, Fan Art, Fan Clubs and more.

Fan Works

Fan Art


The most popular Het pairing is Han/Leia, which became Canon in the sequels. The most well-known Slash pairing is Han/Luke.