Celebrate Star Wars Day on May the 4th with the TBS Star Wars movie marathon
How much do you love Star Wars? Do you love it enough to take off from work on May the 4th? As you know, Star Wars fans around the world celebrate their favorite franchise on May the 4th, otherwise known as Star Wars Day. (May the 4th be with you. Get it?) To celebrate, TBS will present the original classics in order, rolling out the entire saga chronologically over 16+ hours. The Star Wars movie marathon is set to kick off at 6:40 a.m. (ET/PT) with Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and close with an 8:15 p.m. telecast of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, presented with limited commercial interruption. (There are, of course, other orders out there. The Machete Order: Episode IV, V, II, III, VI. There is also the argument that the Darth Vader reveal works better this way: Episode I, II, IV, V, III, VI.) You’ll have to add in Rogue One and Star Wars: The Force Awakens yourself. Here are the times for you.
TBS Celebrates Star Wars Day – Thursday, May 4
6:40 a.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
9:25 a.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
12:20 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
3:10 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: A New Hope
5:40 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
8:15 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
TBS also announced that they plan to make this an annual tradition as they do with their Christmas Day marathon of A Christmas Story, “Friends for Thanksgiving” and “Festivus for the Rest of Us” marathons. You can check out a promo for the Star Wars movie marathon below.
As you know, the next film in the series is Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which will hit theaters on December 15, 2017. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcoming back cast members Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.
Are you guys excited for the TBS Star Wars movie marathon? Will you be watching? Let us know in the comments, tweet us @SuperHeroHype and May the 4th be with you.