Here are some of the fan-made Star Wars films to last you till the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in December.
May 4th, also known as Star Wars Day, is upon us once again. If you’ve binge-watched all seven Star Wars films to death, it’s time to let some fan-made films strengthen your connection with the Force.
Darth Maul: Apprentice
Darth Maul never got much screen time, but he definitely shocked and awed with his aggressive fighting skills and double-bladed lightsaber. This amazing production re-imagines the Sith Lord’s earlier days slaying Jedi, and shows how his ruthless streak came about.
This tale of a rebel pilot stuck in an icy wasteland is as exciting as it is heart-wrenching. Facing enemy stormtroopers and an AT-AT that will surely crush him to bits, the protagonist must find a way to reunite with his family back home.
Star Wars LEGENDS: Legacy of the Force
An adaptation of the INVINCIBLE novel by Troy Denning, this flick looks at the last moments of the final conflict between the children of Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo. Peace in the galaxy comes at a price, and for Jaina Solo, it could very well mean the death of her brother Jacen, who now calls himself Darth Caedus.
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The evil Galactic Empire is relentless in its quest to eradicate Jedi all over the galaxy. Jedi Master Boemana Tora, along with her Padawan Makal Lori, are being viciously hunted down. They flee to the outer rim systems close to the planet of Lothal, in a bid to escape the imminent danger that’s edging toward them.
Showdowns between masters and disciples are not to be missed, much less one between a Sith apprentice and his teacher. Eight minutes is all it takes to determine who gets to hold the mantle of Dark Lord, and this film will keep you guessing until the very end.
Taking place in a football stadium and the suburbs, Retribution loses none of its wit as stormtroopers and rebels slug it out on the streets. Turn the volume up and take in the breathtaking score that fits perfectly with the pace of the action.
Traversing through the treacherous desert, two lost souls are quickly caught in the middle of a war between rebels and stormtroopers. The desert proves to be an excellent backdrop for the dogfight between the TIE and X-Wing fighters, something that seasoned fans of Star Wars films often look forward to.
Drawn and animated over a period of four years, this anime has all the makings of an 80s classic. No cheesy dialogues here, just good ol’ action and a compelling soundtrack featuring guitar solos. The creator of this film has referenced Lucasarts’ seminal “TIE Fighter” video game from 1994, so you might may notice a couple of familiar sights and sounds.
Knights of the Old Republic: Broken Souls
Set in an alternate universe, this movie was the winner of the 2015 Best Visual Effects Star Wars Fan Film Award. In it, Darth Revan and his Sith general Meetra Surik, hunt down a monster that threatens the reclaimed Sith Empire. There’s plenty of solid lightsaber action here for a fan-made film.
Star Wars: Beyond the Dune Sea
It’s not just the Jedi and Sith who are receiving the attention; even a bounty hunter like Boba Fett has become a fan favorite. The masked villain gets a fresh storyline in Star Wars: Beyond the Dune Sea, treading carefully in a cave that holds unknown terror.