It's a particuarly happy Star Wars Day for fans of the epic space film series. Not only has a new trilogy been announced—directed by nerd hero J.J. Abrams—but at least two tie-in films will be released in the next few years. George Lucas, the series' creator, is out largely of the picture (even more good news for some followers). And the fan-made Star Wars Uncut project is working on its version of The Empire Strikes Back. But are things going too well? Could the Dark Side be lulling us into complacency, only to send us another Phantom Menace-like horror? Let's hope not, but whatever happens: May the Fourth be with you.
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