Star Wars is an American epic space opera media franchise created by George Lucas,
which began with the eponymous 1977 film and quickly became a worldwide pop-culture
phenomenon. The franchise has been expanded into various films and other media,
including television series, video games, novels, comic books, theme park
attractions, and themed areas, comprising an all-encompassing fictional universe.
In 2020, its total value was estimated at US $70 billion, and it is currently the
fifth-highest-grossing media franchise.