May 4th has arrived and with it’s Star Wars Day, as followers round the world have a good time the much-loved franchise. Almost 50 years since the first film launched and debates proceed on which movies and characters are the highest. And now a brand new UK poll has revealed Britain’s favourites.
Showcase Cinemas have polled 2000 Brits and discovered that just about 1 / 4 voted Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back as their favourite Star Wars film of the major 9.
While an analogous share polled in favour of Harrison Ford’s smuggler Han Solo as the finest character.
Interestingly, the Top 10 favourite characters featured no sequel trilogy leads, with each Rey and Finn falling quick of the Top 10 on simply 4 and 3 per cent of the vote.
Here are each lists for the UK’s favourite Star Wars movies and characters:
Britain’s favourite Star Wars movies
1. The Empire Strikes Back (Episode V) – 23%
2. Return of the Jedi (Episode VI) – 18%
3. A New Hope (Episode IV) – 16%
4. The Force Awakens (Episode VII) – 9.3%
5. The Phantom Menace (Episode I) – 9.1%
6. Revenge of the Sith (Episode III) – 7.2%
7. The Last Jedi (Episode VIII) – 7%
8. The Rise of Skywalker (Episode IX) – 6%
9. Attack of the Clones (Episode II) – 5%
Britain’s Top 10 favourite Star Wars characters
1. Han Solo – 22%
2. Luke Skywalker – 16%
3. Chewbacca – 15%
4. Yoda – 13.2%
5. R2-D2 -13%
6. Princess Leia – 11%
7. Obi-Wan Kenobi – 10.4%
8. Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker – 10.1%
9. C-3PO – 9%
10. Jabba The Hut – 5%
Looking at the UK’s favourite Star Wars movies, it was no shock to see the authentic trilogy at the high.
However, having prequels The Phantom Menace and Revenge of the Sith larger than sequel outings The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker will show controversial.
After all, Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi has divided Star Wars followers since its launch in 2017.
While the poll additionally discovered that Darth Vader’s “No, I’m your father” line from The Empire Strikes Back has been voted as one of the finest big-screen film moments of all time.
Regarding the poll, Mark Barlow, the UK General Manager for Showcase Cinemas stated: “The Star Wars movies are broadly recognised as one of the hottest movie franchises of all time.
“We’ve beloved discovering out movie followers’ favourite Star Wars moments and characters and we are able to’t wait to welcome cinemagoers again to our cinemas later this month to take pleasure in blockbusters how they’re meant to be seen – on the large display screen.
“We’re wanting ahead to reopening our doorways once more on May 17, with all our cinemas working the Be Showcase Safe programme that we efficiently launched final yr.”
The subsequent Star Wars film to launch is Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron, set to hit cinemas on Christmas 2023.