Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Poster
Release Date
May 25th, 1977
Director
Writer
  • George Lucas
Cast
Official Sites
starwars.com

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Star Wars 1975 Concept Art Trailer Brings McQuarrie's Vision to Life

Star Wars 1975 Concept Art Trailer Brings McQuarrie's Vision to Life

The DAVE School breaths life into concept artist Ralph McQuarrie's original Star Wars sketches in an amazing new fan trailer.

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Darth Vader Vs. Obi-Wan Fight Gets a Rogue One Style Fan Reboot

Darth Vader Vs. Obi-Wan Fight Gets a Rogue One Style Fan Reboot

A fan video imagines what Rogue One's Darth Vader would look like in a lightsaber battle against A New Hope's Obi-Wan Kenobi, and it's not pretty.

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Alfie Curtis, Dr. Evazan in Star Wars, Dies at 87

Alfie Curtis, Dr. Evazan in Star Wars, Dies at 87

Alfie Curtis, who starred as the threatening Mos Eisley Cantina drunk in Star Wars: A New Hope has died at the age of 87.

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Did Han Solo Have the Legal Right to Shoot Greedo First?

Did Han Solo Have the Legal Right to Shoot Greedo First?

A new study asks if Han Solo was within the law when he shot Greedo first in the original cut or Star Wars: A New Hope.

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TK-421 Stormtrooper Had Secret Gay Romance in A New Hope

TK-421 Stormtrooper Had Secret Gay Romance in A New Hope

A new Star Wars story reveals the secret gay romance between TK-421 and an Imperial officer in Star Wars: A New Hope, that lead to his downfall.

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Star Wars Anthology Solves Boba Fett No Disintegrations Mystery

Star Wars Anthology Solves Boba Fett No Disintegrations Mystery

A throwaway line from the 1997 special edition of A New Hope finally has some meaning through a Star Wars short story anthology collection.

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Mark Hamill Proves Luke Is Not Too Short to Be a Stormtrooper

Mark Hamill Proves Luke Is Not Too Short to Be a Stormtrooper

Mark Hamill has officially put a forty year old debate to rest, proving that Luke Skywalker is just a little bit taller than your average Stormtrooper.

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How Luke Skywalker Learns About Rogue One Crew's Sacrifice

How Luke Skywalker Learns About Rogue One Crew's Sacrifice

The Rogue One crew's sacrifice gets recognized by Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, and Han Solo in a new Star Wars comic book.

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Luke, Han & Leia Head to Jedha in Rogue One Crossover Comic

Luke, Han & Leia Head to Jedha in Rogue One Crossover Comic

In official Star Wars canon it has been revealed that Luke Skywalker made a special trip to the Jedi holy planet of Jedha shortly after blowing up the Death Star.

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Carrie Fisher Initially Thought Star Wars Was a Stupid Nightmare

Carrie Fisher Initially Thought Star Wars Was a Stupid Nightmare

Actor Griffin Dunne opens up about his relationship with Carrie Fisher and what she really thought about Star Wars while it was shooting.

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Alec Guinness Pulled a Hilarious Star Wars Prank on a Trash-Talking Jawa

Alec Guinness Pulled a Hilarious Star Wars Prank on a Trash-Talking Jawa

Mark Hamill recruited Sir Alec Guinness to get back at a big mouthed extra on the set of the original Star Wars.

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Original R2-D2 Sells for $2.76 Million at Star Wars Auction

Original R2-D2 Sells for $2.76 Million at Star Wars Auction

An unidentified collector shelled out a whopping $2.76 million for an R2-D2 unit made from parts on the first Star Wars set.

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Beauty and the Beast Knocks Star Wars Out of Box Office Top 10

Beauty and the Beast Knocks Star Wars Out of Box Office Top 10

After 40 years as one of the all time top grossing movies, Star Wars: A New Hope was finally dethroned by Beauty and the Beast.

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Very First Star Wars Trailer Was Heckled Says Mark Hamill

Very First Star Wars Trailer Was Heckled Says Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill claims he and Carrie Fisher were greeted with jeers from the audience when he watched the very first Star Wars trailer in 1977.

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Rare Star Wars Footage Reveals More Leia and a Gold Leader F-Bomb

Rare Star Wars Footage Reveals More Leia and a Gold Leader F-Bomb

ILM's John Knoll revealed rare, never-before-seen footage from A New Hope during Star Wars Celebration.

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The Luke Skywalker Photo LucasFilm Didn't Want You to See

The Luke Skywalker Photo LucasFilm Didn't Want You to See

Mark Hamill explains why Lucasfilm tried to keep a never-before-seen Star Wars photo from being released.

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Mark Hamill Shares First Ever Luke Skywalker Photo from Star Wars Set

Mark Hamill Shares First Ever Luke Skywalker Photo from Star Wars Set

Star Wars legend Mark Hamill shows off a photo from the first day shooting A New Hope way back in 1976.

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R2-D2 Gets a Human Voice in Hilarious Star Wars Video

R2-D2 Gets a Human Voice in Hilarious Star Wars Video

British voice actor Scheiffer Bates reveals what R2-D2 would say if he had a real voice in a hilarious new Star Wars video.

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Listen to 1977 Star Wars Audience React to Death Star Explosion

Listen to 1977 Star Wars Audience React to Death Star Explosion

An original in-theater audio recording from a 1977 screening of the very first Star Wars has surfaced, which gets matched to the original footage.

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Rogue One Uses Unseen Star Wars: A New Hope Footage

Rogue One Uses Unseen Star Wars: A New Hope Footage

Director Gareth Edwards confirmed that some unused footage from Star Wars: A New Hope made it into Star Wars: Rogue One.

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