Star Wars’ popularity means—for better or for worse—that it’s one of the most well-known stories in human history. I’m only talking numbers: 7.5 billion people on Earth today, far more than any previous era. A fifth of them, which I think is a conservative estimate, are probably aware of Star Wars, a good portion of them having seen the movies and experienced the decades-long marketing hype.
As someone who works in the medium of film and video, I find it disconcerting for people to assume I’m not creating Christian art because my films aren’t full of Bible verses or don’t contain the shadow of a cross falling across someone’s face at a crucial moment.
There's nothing wrong with media that entertains and delights. We need that. But prophetic media takes it a step further and dares ask an audience hard questions and helps us wonder about the state of things on earth today.