When we think of going to a Star Wars film, we know there will be inevitable “beats” to the storyline. We will most likely see lightsabers, some sort of space battle, and meet unique characters and locations that cannot be found in other science fiction properties. That unique combination of gritty practical effects and cutting-edge digital integrations is part of the reason Star Wars has held the test of time so well.
Probably one of the primary storylines to weave its way through the entire Star Wars universe and canon is the rise and fall of the Empire. Remember, the Empire came to power because the Supreme Chancellor Palpatine controlled the strings in the background. He was disappointed in the lack of recognition of the Sith. Eventually, He created a plan to destroy them using Anakin Skywalker as bait.