Every previous Star Wars film has been released in the month of May. Star Wars hit theaters on 5/25/1977, The Empire Strikes Back on 5/21/1980, and Return of the Jedi on 5/23/1983. There was then a 16 year pause until Episode I – The Phantom Menace opened in 5/19/1999. The pause between Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (5/19/2005) and Episode VII – The Force Awakens is (12/18/2015) 10 years.
In the 100 days of Star Wars trivia series, we share 100 unique facts about the Star Wars franchise as we count down the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015.