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Do "The Avengers" have room for one more green team member?
How geeked-out can you get? Opening day of this year's long-awaited Marvel blockbuster also happens to be one of the most celebratory dates in all of "Star Wars" fandom. An appropriate pun on "May the Force be with you," May the Fourth is the official holiday on which to give homage to all of the characters, events and culture that came from a galaxy far, far away.
According to Wikipedia, the first organized celebration of "Star Wars Day" took place in 2011 in Toronto at the Toronto Underground Cinema, where the festivities included an Original Trilogy Trivia Game Show, a costume contest with celebrity judges and big-screen exhibitions of the Web's best tribute films, mash-ups, parodies and remixes. The second annual edition is happening right now, but why go to Canada when you can celebrate "Star Wars Day" right here at NextMovie?
As big "Star Wars" fans ourselves, we've never been one to pass up on a "Star Wars"-related feature, bit of news or random novelty. Below you'll find some of our favorite "Star Wars" party favors available for the taking, or you can just grab them all in one fell swoop on our official "Star Wars" super-story page. Our pals at MTV Geek also have a list of "Star Wars Day" activities with which you can partake via the "Star Wars" official website and Facebook page, including sending a "Star Wars" eCard and downloading your own "Pit Droids" app.
The Force is strong with May the Fourth!
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- 9 Parts of 'The Phantom Menace' That Are Actually Cool — Come on, stop being a hater. There are a lot of good things about "Star Wars: Episode I." Nine, in fact.
- The Secret Life of Stormtroopers — "Star Mars" meets "Toy Story" in this collection of photos that puts the "action" in "action figures."
- The 20 Sexiest Sci-Fi Babes — We like Princess Leia in that slave bikini just as much as anyone else. Here she is, all decked out with 19 of her colleagues (one of which happens to be her mom).
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