In 2014, fans of the Star Wars franchise were eagerly anticipating the release of a new film. It had been nearly a decade since the last Star Wars movie, and rumors were swirling about the possibility of a new installment.
So, was there a Star Wars movie in 2014? The answer is both yes and no.
No New Star Wars Movie in 2014
Despite the hype and speculation, there was no new Star Wars movie released in 2014. The last film in the series had been “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith,” which came out in 2005. Fans had been clamoring for more ever since, but they would have to wait a little longer.
The Announcement of Episode VII
While there was no new movie in 2014, there was an announcement that sent shockwaves through the fan community. On October 30th of that year, Disney announced that they had acquired Lucasfilm and that a new Star Wars film was on the way. This would be “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.”
The Force Awakens
“The Force Awakens” hit theaters on December 18th, 2015 – more than a year after fans were first teased with the news of its existence. It was directed by J.J. Abrams and starred newcomers Daisy Ridley and John Boyega alongside returning cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill.
So while there wasn’t actually a Star Wars movie released in 2014, it was still an exciting year for fans of the franchise. The announcement of “The Force Awakens” gave them something to look forward to and reignited their passion for all things Jedi-related. And when the movie finally did come out in 2015, it proved to be every bit as thrilling and satisfying as they’d hoped.