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STAR WARS (EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE)
Screenplay by George Lucas
Directed by George Lucas

The script that kicked off the most recognizable movie franchise in the world. Inspired in large part by Flash Gordon, George Lucas labored over the Star Wars script for years. The finished script earned Lucas an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

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THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
Screenplay by Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan
Directed by Irvin Kershner

Although George Lucas didn't write the script for the second film in the Star Wars saga, he did develop the story and he served as executive producer. The film was released in 1980.

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RETURN OF THE JEDI
Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas
Directed by Richard Marquand

The third installment of the original series again credits George Lucas as a screenwriter and as the story creator. The film was released in 1983 to wide acclaim, although its often criticized as the weakest of the series.

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STAR WARS PREQUEL TRILOGY (1999 - 2005)

EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by George Lucas

EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by George Lucas, Jonathan Hales

EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH    Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by George Lucas

STAR WARS SEQUEL TRILOGY (2015 - 2019)

EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS    Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, J. J. Abrams, Michael Arndt

EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI    Read the screenplay! (available soon)
Screenplay by Rian Johnson

EPISODE IX    Read the screenplay! (available soon)
Screenplay by Chris Terrio

STAR WARS STANDALONE RELEASES (2016 - PRESENT)

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY    Read the screenplay! (available soon)
Screenplay by Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY    Read the screenplay! (available soon)
Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, Jon Kasdan