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STAR WARS MADNESS: A Tournament to Determine the Ultimate Star Wars Film

Star Wars Madness

The month of March has come and gone, in the process lacking many public events and happenings due to the coronavirus outbreak. Perhaps one of the most notable absences has been the cancellation of March Madness - the NCAA basketball tournament that prompts millions of fans across the world to fill out brackets. To fill this gap, The Direct is more than happy to present (in addition to the ongoing MCU Madness Tournament) the Star Wars Madness Tournament: A bracket-based gauntlet to decide the ultimate movie of the entire Star Wars franchise. The outcome of this tournament will be decided 100% by you, the fans, as we ask our readers on The Direct to vote on the Star Wars movie matchups until one winner is crowned! Here's the current official bracket for the Star Wars Madness tournament...

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SEEDING

We have seeded all 12 theatrically-released Star Wars movies based on their IMBD ratings. The top 4 seeds receive a first-round bye while the 5-12 movies battle it out in round one. Here are the official rankings that decide our seeding. 

  1. The Empire Strikes Back (bye)

  2. Star Wars: A New Hope (bye)

  3. Return of the Jedi (bye)

  4. The Force Awakens (bye)

  5. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 

  6. Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 

  7. The Last Jedi 

  8. Solo: A Star Wars Story 

  9. The Rise of Skywalker

  10. Episode I: The Phantom Menace

  11. Episode II: Attack of the Clones

  12. Star Wars: The Clone Wars

SCHEDULE

First Round: March 31 - April 4

Elite 8: April 6- April 10

Final 4: April 12 - April 14

Championship: April 16

VOTING

Fans can vote on TheDirect.com at the bottom of each matchup page. Be sure to create an account on The Direct in order to play along! 

ROUND 1

FULL RECAP

#5 Rogue One vs. #12 Star Wars: The Clone Wars

#6 Episode III: Revenge of the Sith vs. #11 Episode II: Attack of the Clones

#7 Star Wars: The Last Jedi vs. #10 Episode I: The Phantom Menace

#8 Solo: A Star Wars Story vs. #9 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

ELITE 8

FULL RECAP

#1 The Empire Strikes Back vs. #9 The Rise of Skywalker

#2 Star Wars: A New Hope vs. #7 The Last Jedi

#3 Return of the Jedi vs. #6 Ep. III Revenge of the Sith

#4 The Force Awakens vs. #5 Rogue One

FINAL 4

FULL RECAP

#1 The Empire Strikes Back vs. #5 Rogue One

#2 Star Wars: A New Hope vs. #6 Ep. III Revenge of the Sith

CHAMPIONSHIP

FULL RECAP

#1 The Empire Strikes Back vs. #2 Star Wars: A New Hope

OUR THOUGHTS


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Which upcoming Star Wars film project could be a future champion?

Other (Comment below!) 9%
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J.D. Dillard's Film 0%
J.D. Dillard's Film
Kevin Feige's Film 91%
Kevin Feige's Film
Rian Johnson's Trilogy 0%
Rian Johnson's Trilogy

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