Who directed the original Star Wars movie 'A New Hope?' Labeled as Episode IV in the series of movies, A New Hope is the first movie in the original Star Wars trilogy. It debuted in 1977 and has since become a worldwide classic. Disney purchased the rights to the Star Wars franchise and has since vowed to create six additional movies. Of these, three will form another trilogy continuing the story of the Jedi. The other three will supposedly be side stories that fill in the history of some of the characters and events that took place between or before the first two trilogies. Share this with your friends to see if they are fans of Star Wars and know the answer! After, leave us a comment below with your favorite Star Wars movie! Is it from the original trilogy?