Browse our fantastic range of Star Wars posters and merchandise. Star Wars is an epic space drama film franchise that was created by George Lucas and Lucasfilm with the first Star Wars film release in 1977 - Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope. This was quickly followed by Episodes 5 and 6, The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi in 1983. The initial trilogy was followed by a prequel trilogy (Episodes 1 - 3) between 1999 and 2005, introducing the enduring Star Wars legacy to a new generation. A further sequel trilogy began in 2015 with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this is soon to be followed by Star Wars: Rogue One, due for release in December 2016.