Star Wars Fan Creates Realistic Trailer to Propose to His Girlfriend

A long-time follower of the galaxy far, far away creates an impressive Star Wars trailer to propose to his girlfriend. Writer/director/producer George Lucas’ Star Wars: A New Hope (then known simply as Star Wars) set a new precedent for imaginative science fiction and box office gross in 1977. The story of a moisture farmer from Tatooine who helps his uncle buy a droid carrying important schematics, and gets wrapped up in a war with the evil Empire went on to become a pop culture phenomenon. The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi exacerbated Star Wars’ influence as generations continued to discover the franchise until The Phantom Menace was released in 1999.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader’s origin story was a box office success, though many criticized the prequel trilogy for not living up to the originals. In 2012, Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney, which then made the Star Wars sequels, beginning with J.J. Abrams's The Force Awakens. The first entry in the sequel trilogy replicated the narrative beats of A New Hope and, therefore, some of that magic. Its follow-ups, The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, are considered incredibly divisive films and, as a result, the fandom has even begun to reevaluate the prequels. Regardless, audiences love Star Wars—from the Jedi, princesses, smugglers, and droids to a Mandalorian and Baby Yoda.

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Gray McKinley recently posted a video to TikTok showing her then-boyfriend (now fiancĂ©), Korey Lewis, expressing his love for her via Star Wars: Union of the Jedi. The fan-made trailer is reminiscent of The Force Awakens and features the pair’s friends and family before ending with the words, “Will You Marry Me?McKinley followed that post up with another TikTok showing her hidden-camera reaction. Check out the trailer (via Lewis' Twitter) below:

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In less than a week, the trailer has amassed over 5.6 million likes and has been viewed countless times. The trailer was directed by The Union Productions’ Stephen Fiore with cinematography by Kristina Delp, written/voiced by Lewis, and was originally posted to Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook by the latter back on May The 4th, Star Wars Day. The trailer received very little engagement on Twitter and didn’t go viral until it was posted earlier this week on TikTok—which now allows three-minute videos.

TikTok has proven a powerful platform but it will never be as powerful as Star Wars. Over the years the franchise has warranted political, theological, philosophical, and mythological interpretations. However, at its core, its legacy concerns the never-ending struggle between good and evil, family, and, above all, love. Whether you’re watching an evil Empire fall or a lost child go off to train with Luke SkywalkerStar Wars inspires hope. That being said, Star Wars: Union of the Jedi is a new hope. Congratulations and best wishes to Gray and Korey.

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Source: Gray McKinley/TikTok

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