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Luther hunk Idris Elba and Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch are the actors most people would like to see as a Jedi in future Star Wars movies.

Elba, 44, and Cumberbatch, 40, beat Ryan Reynolds and Star Trek Beyond babe Sofia Boutella to the most-wanted Jedis in a survey of 2,000 Cineworld Unlimited Card members.

Supermodel Cara Delevingne, who starred in the DC Comics blockbuster Suicide Squad, Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans aka Captain America and Wonder Woman Gal Gadot completed the list.

The Empire Strikes back claimed the top three all-time favourite Star Wars moments in the poll, commissioned to coincide with this week’s launch of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.


Top five favourite Star Wars scenes


  1. Darth Vader reveals he is Luke Skywalker’s father (Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back)
  2. The crew of the faulty Millennium Falcon flee Darth Vader’s Empire fleet. Unable to outrun their enemies, Han Solo tries to outmanoeuvre them by steering the Falcon into an asteroid field (Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back)
  3. The big freeze when Han Solo is captured by Darth Vader on Cloud City and used as a test subject for the carbon freezing process (Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back)
  4. The light saber battle between Darth Maul, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace)
  5. The fight with Jabba the Hutt in the sand dunes (Episode VI – Return of the Jedi)

And Jedi Master Yoda overcame Darth Vader in the battle of the Star Wars quotes.

Yoda won more than a third of the vote with his one-liner from Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back: “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

Darth Vader’s devastating revelation “No – I am your father” – from the same movie – was runner-up.

Han Solo was voted the greatest Star Wars character.


Top 10 favourite Star Wars characters


  1. Han Solo
  2. Yoda
  3. Darth Vader
  4. Chewbacca
  5. Obi-Wan Kenobi
  6. Luke Skywalker
  7. Rey
  8. Darth Maul
  9. Princess Leia
  10. Finn

And The Empire Strikes Back, the second movie in the series, released in 1980, was voted the one people are most likely to repeatedly watch, followed by Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) and Episode IV – A New Hope (1977).

The poll also revealed that the Star Wars franchise is the series that film fans would be happiest to see produce “unlimited” sequels.

Cineworld’s Head of Film Andreas Vass said: “We are seeing huge demands for tickets across Cineworld cinemas nationwide and we recommend booking tickets now to ensure your seat is reserved.”

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