‘May the Fourth Be With You’: Fans celebrate Star Wars Day

“Star Wars” enthusiasts marked the day celebrating the space saga by chanting or tweeting “May the Fourth Be With You”, a play on the films’ catchphrase “May the force be with you”.

In Taipei, fans dressed up as their favourite characters including Rey, the heroine from the latest “The Force Awakens” film, Chewbacca, stormtroopers as well as Jedi Knights, posing for pictures alongside an inflatable R2-D2 and Jabba the Hutt.

In Malaysia, a replica of Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon ship was built with more than 200,000 Lego bricks in the run-up to the occasion.

Tourists from China pose with a man dressed as a Storm Trooper from

Tourists from China pose with a man dressed as a Storm Trooper from “Star Wars” during Star Wars Day in Taipei, Taiwan May 4, 2016. Reuters

A man dressed as the character Poe Damaron (R) from

A man dressed as the character Poe Damaron (R) from “Star Wars” takes a selfie during Star Wars Day in Taipei, Taiwan, May 4, 2016. Reuters

Fans also took to social media to share pictures of “Star Wars” themed artwork, cupcakes as well as toast cut in the shape some of the movies’ characters.

Actress Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey, also joined in on the celebrations by sharing behind the scenes pictures of her on set.

After the huge box office success of “The Force Awakens” which came out last year, fans are now awaiting the next instalment, “Star Wars Episode VIII”, currently in production and due for release in December 2017.

Source: BD news 24