It’s May the Fourth which means Star Wars memes and wordplay. Despite this year looking a bit different for fans (thanks, corona), sending memes isn’t the only thing you can get up to when celebrating this iconic franchise. Whether you live on Earth or a galaxy far, far away, here are a few ways you can make sure the Force is strong with you this May Fourth.
Cosplay for the day:
There’s a huge Star Wars cosplay community (including in South Africa), but with the COVID-pandemic putting a damper on events, there hasn’t been much of an opportunity to strut our stuff in our latest Darth Vader or Prince Leia creations … until now. There’s no better reason to dig into your cupboard and dust off your costumes than May Fourth. If you’re feeling a little self-conscious about walking around in a full Star Wars get-up, why not show off your killer costume online. Social media platforms such as TikTok have a big cosplay community.
Build a LEGO Set:
Star Wars and LEGO sets go together like Malva pudding and custard, it’s delicious, and you just can’t get enough. LEGO has been a great ally to Star Wars fans as they offer a range of models for both adults and kids. From the lovable BB-8 to the famous Millenium Falcon, fans have a ton of awesome models to help get their hands dirty this May Fourth.
Explore Star Wars YouTube:
The internet is a magical place that’s sure to make all your galactic dreams come true. There are many great YouTube channels to explore, including the official channel for the franchise. Everything from official trailers to fan-made videos exploring the Stars Wars canon and legends is available for the uber or casual fan.
Star Wars-themed food and drinks:
Who doesn’t love a themed food and drinks night? However, be warned, the galaxy far, far away is not known for its appetizing cuisine. Thankfully, the official Star Wars website has a few themed recipes you can try out at home. So, sit back and relax as you enjoy a delicious Yoda Soda.
Have a Star Wars Marathon:
There’s no better way to celebrate May Fourth than by having a movie marathon – and who doesn’t love those? There are 11 movies in the Star Wars franchise, excluding the television series and animations. So, what’s the best way to enjoy them? Watching the films in chronological order is perhaps the easiest method, which starts with “The Phantom Menace” and ends with “The Last Jedi”. However, don’t forget to add in the prequels, such as “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
Listen to the musical score:
There’s nothing more spine-tingling than a good musical score. John Williams has been instrumental (pun intended) in creating the epic and acclaimed Star Wars musical themes. And there’s nothing that will get you feeling more like a Jedi or stormtrooper than music.
Watch The Bad Batch Premiere On Disney+:
Both George Lucas and Disney have been busy bees. May Fourth is more than just a celebration of a franchise that has inspired an entire generation, but it also marks the release date of The Bad Batch animated series on Disney+. The latest offering explores the Bad Batch squad of clones and is set just after the fall of the Republic. This new series will undoubtedly give fans something new and exciting.