Star Wars and Westerns


Before premiering the new teaser trailer at Star Wars Celebration, Director JJ Abrams was discussing the new desert planet of Jakku when he added that “Star Wars is as much a Western… as it is anything else.”

Several months ago we presented parallels between Star Wars and America’s Westward Expansion. We hope you’ll take a few moments to learn how George Lucas and the overall saga has been influenced by the Old West.

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