As the Star Wars saga continues to expand with the sequel trilogy and a variety of spinoffs, it’s clear that this is one franchise we’d best get used to spending time with over the next little while. And with May 4th quickly approaching, it seems that mini-celebrations honoring the iconic series are starting to pop up everywhere you look.
The latest of which comes to us courtesy of TBS, who will be broadcasting the prequel and original trilogies all in one go, an event which looks set to take upwards of sixteen hours. The perfect way to spend Star Wars Day, right? Kicking off at 6:40 AM with Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and closing at 8:15 PM with Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, the movies will reportedly be presented with limited commercial interruption, something which is sure to come as a relief for those of you who don’t want to spend the day battling constant ad breaks.
TBS and TNT announced a licensing deal with Disney last September, hence why they’re able to hold this event. Plus, given that they also hold the rights to the rest of the films in the series, it’s very possible that The Force Awakens or even Rogue One will be added into future marathons later on. Perhaps as we approach The Last Jedi?
Regardless, this is a great way to celebrate Star Wars Day and if you’re interested, you can find the full schedule of what to expect down below.
6:40 a.m. (ET/PT) – The Phantom Menace
9:25 a.m. (ET/PT) – Attack of the Clones
12:20 p.m. (ET/PT) – Revenge of the Sith
3:10 p.m. (ET/PT) – A New Hope
5:40 p.m. (ET/PT) – The Empire Strikes Back
8:15 p.m. (ET/PT) – Return of the Jedi