Sky has announced that Star Wars will be shown in its entirety over a 48-hour marathon that kicks off on, of course, May the 4th. Yes it's written that way because it's the official Star Wars Day - may the force be with you and all that.

All six films will run back-to-back on Sky, as well as a number of Lucasfilm specials and featurettes. The films will be available to watch in release order or episodic order running across 4 and 5 May.

Non-Sky customers will be able to access the Star Wars movies via Now TV, which streams Sky content over the internet.

Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens is due for release later this year so it seems like a great time for Sky to air the films leading up to that.

Extra content on top of the movies includes: both series of Star Wars Rebels and all six series of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, as well as the feature film. Plus there's "special programming" including Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy and Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed.

To get you excited why not enjoy The Force Awakens trailers yet again?