"May the 4th be with you."
No, it's not someone with a lisp mouthing the famous phrase from "Star Wars." Rather, it's the tease atop a countdown on a "Star Wars" Web site that promises that "All will be revealed" tomorrow.
Indeed, at precisely 6 a.m. Pacific, it appears there will be some sort of significant unveiling in the world of "Star Wars." Word is that an e-mail went out yesterday inviting people to this countdown site--though I did not receive one, so I can't verify that myself. But beyond the cryptic countdown clock and the promise to pull back the curtain on some sort of big news, it's not clear what George Lucas and his people at Lucasfilm have in store for the millions of "Star Wars" fans out there.
One popular guess is that the news will be specific details about what will be included in the "Star Wars: The Complete Saga" Blu-ray set that will be in stores sometime in September.
But Lucasfilm is being tight-lipped, and secrecy about the reveal seems to be the whole point. If you have a thought about what the news will be, please leave a comment, and cast a vote in our poll as well.
Update 6:29 a.m. PT on May 4: The countdown site, maythe4th.starwars.com/countdown, ceased responding at about the appointed hour of 6 a.m. PT, and as of this writing it's still delivering a page-not-found result. Intriguingly, the URL is now showing as foxmovies.com/countdown.
Update 7:19 a.m. PT on May 4: The site's back up, and the answer is..."The Complete Saga on Blu-ray September 2011."
A pop-up says this:
Feel The Force of the Star Wars Infinite Saga Site!
This September, the Star Wars Saga comes to Blu-ray for the very first time. Now you can be part of this groundbreaking release, through the magic of "infinite zoom" technology.
When you share this site with your friends, exclusive imagery from the release will be revealed. And the more the site is shared around the world, the more the world will see.
So spread the word today and "zoom" into the the ultimate insider's view of Star Wars on Blu-ray!