48 Hour Star Wars Marathon Means Sky Wins Bank Holiday Monday

By Gerald Lynch on at

Sky is gearing up for a 48-hour Star Wars marathon this coming Bank Holiday Monday, showing all the classic movies from a galaxy far, far away back-to-back.

Sky will show all six "core" movies in both episodic and release order over two days, along with the Star Wars Rebels and Clone Wars animated series. New specials and featurettes are also being shown, which may mean we'll get a sneak peak at some new Force Awakens details, too.

Is it just me, or is Bank Holiday TV scheduling usually dominated by either biblical epics or classic war films? The Ten Commandments, The Great Escape, Zulu... before you know it, that extra day off is lost to one Charlton Heston movie or another. I digress; with the Bank Holiday landing conveniently on May the Fourth, and with the new movie hitting cinemas this Christmas, it's the perfect time for Sky to show off its re-acquired Star Wars content.

The news also means that, for the first time in the UK, the Star Wars films will be available to stream legally. Those that don't have a Sky TV subscription package will be able to stream the movies on demand through Sky's Now TV platform. That trip you were planning to the Tosche Station can wait. [Sky]