Return of the Jedi in Theaters for the 40th Anniversary!


Ellen Metzler, Staff Writer

Return of the Jedi returned to select theaters April 28 to May 4. Return of the Jedi returned to the big screens to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of the film. 

Many fans across the world never got the chance to experience the original trilogy in theaters. According to recent research there’s hundreds of millions of Star Wars fans throughout the world. Disney listened to the pleas from fans and brought one of the original movies back to theaters.

Fans across the globe were ecstatic to either experience this movie as an adult or watch it in theaters for the very first time.  

Return of the Jedi made its original debut in theaters on May 25, 1983. This was the final movie to the original trilogy of the franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford who all reprised their respective roles from the previous two films. 

Return of the Jedi follows Luke Skywalker as he battles Jabba the Hutt and Darth Vader to save his friends and allies of the Rebel Alliance. Han Solo and Leia Organa team up with Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, C-3PO, R2-D2, and the natives of the planet Endor to try and end the horrid reign of the Galactic Empire once and for all.

Meanwhile the Galactic Empire is trying to snuff out the Rebel Alliance with an even more powerful Death Star then the first one created. Luke Skywalker confronts his father Darth Vader (Anakin Skywalker) in a final duel in an attempt to turn his father back to the Light Side of the Force and defeat Emperor Palpatine. 

This was an opportunity for Star Wars fans that they may never get again for a long time.