Star Wars is one of the most beloved franchises in the world and 4th of May is recognized universally as Star Wars day among fans. With all the properties from the beloved franchise currently available on Disney Plus, the platform has a special day of celebration planned with virtual tours, a world premier, and a crossover short film, and we have got all the details for you.
While the first movie of the Star Wars franchise, A New Hope, was released on 25 May, fans have taken to the day 21 days earlier as a celebration of the franchise. The usual greeting on the day is May the 4th be with you, which is a play on the often repeated line in the movies, “May the Force be with you.” So, religiously fans have taken the day as a way to pay tribute to the beloved franchise.
With Disney Plus now off and running with more than 100+ million subscribers and hours of content, they are going full on for the day of celebration with few unique releases. You can stream all the content on the streaming platform and here is everything you have to look forward to.
May 4th Celebration on Disney Plus
The highly anticipated Star Wars: The Bad Batch will kick off the celebrations. The characters from another hit animated series, Clone Wars, are coming together for their own show much to the excitement of fans. Also The Force Awakens From Its Nap will be a hilarious few minutes for you to spend your morning with, a crossover between The Simpsons and Star Wars. So, here is everything you have to look forward to;
Star Wars: The Bad Batch
In the continuation of story for characters introduced in the critically acclaimed Clone Wars series come The Bad Batch. A group of experimental clone who are elite fighters and are tired from their time in the Clone Wars. With a rapidly changing world surrounding them and trying to keep together as a team, the uniquely skilled soldiers battle mercenaries, other dangers while trying to “stay afloat and find new purpose.”
If the fan reaction to the inclusion of the crew in Star Wars Rebels is a gauge of interest for fans, then Bad Batch has the potential to become a massive hit for the streaming platform. The first episode will be made available on 4 May 2021.
The Force Awaken From Its Nap – Crossover Short Starring Maggie Simpson
While the premiere of Bad Batch is part of a continuing story that will play out over two months, a funny way to start your day on Star Wars day would be The Force Awakens From Its Nap, a short film starring Maggie Simpson of the beloved Fox animation hit The Simpsons.
“In a daycare far, far away… but still in Springfield, Maggie is on an epic quest for her stolen pacifier. Her adventure brings her face-to-face with young Padawans, Sith Lords, familiar droids, Rebel scum, and an ultimate battle against the dark side, in this original short celebrating the Star Wars galaxy,” the release from Disney Plus read.
Previously The Simpsons took on Avengers: Endgame for one of its episodes. The Simpsons: Bart the Bad Guy was well received and in the same vein Maggie Simpson is now taking on the world of Star Wars for Disney Plus.
Star Wars Biomes
This is not a show, instead you will whisked away on a virtual tour through some of the major locations in the Star Wars franchise. From Tatooine to Sorgan, fly through and look around and refresh your memories by virtually being in the location where the Star Wars magic happened. If you are stuck in home then this would be a temporary and a good vacation for a Star Wars fan.
Star Wars Vehicle Flythroughs
If you have never been to the Star Wars theme attractions then you have never seen the Millennium Falcon and The Imperial Star Destroyer up close. Well this Star Wars day Disney Plus is taking you on a tour of the massive ships, from rugged exterior to tearjerking interiors, everything you can handle will be available on the day.
Everything listed above will be available on Disney Plus from 12:00 am PT, this May 4th 2021.
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