In a stroke of brilliance of interpretation, Michael Wynn (in his documentary, "Hollywood Insiders: Full Disclosure") decoded the hidden message at the heart of the The "Star Wars" films. "The greatest story ever told" is actually a retelling of the cosmic war(s)--"war in heaven" x 2--that took place so very long ago.
Wynn figured out who the central characters--Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and Han Solo--are supposed to represent. Anakin Skywalker, who became Darth Vader and who was father to Luke Skywalker, is symbolic of Jesus Christ. Anakin was born of a virgin woman (in "Episode I: The Phantom Menace"), just like Jesus was. Anakin was rejected by the Jedi order, just as Jesus was rejected by the Pharisees and scribes. The name "Anakin" may be an allusion to the name "Anunaki", or it may allude to the Anakim in the Old Testament: who were human/angelic hybrid giants. You see, the roles are reversed (in Star Wars) from reality: Jesus is a villain (Darth Vader); Han Solo (Lucifer?) and Luke Skywalker (Satan?) are the heroes.
Han Solo is portrayed as fearless (or reckless). In "Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back" he utters one of the famous phrases in movies, "I'll see you in hell!", as he goes out on a suicide mission in the cold to look for Luke. The latter is stranded somewhere out there in the frozen waste, with nightfall and a blizzard coming on. In Job 41:6, leviathan is said to be "without fear".
And Luke Skywalker is the son of Anakin Skywalker; for Satan (being one of the sons of God) was created by Jesus. The name "Luke" may be an allusion to "Lucifer". Occultists/Satanists believe that Satan was taken into Lucifer; Satan, leader of the fallen angels, indwelt Leviathan; for Revelation 20:2 says: "...the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan..." In Genesis 3 we see the indwelling of "the serpent" by Satan.
As for Chancellor Palpatine/the Emperor, he probably is God the Father: the most High. Darth Vader was under him, just as Jesus is under the Father.
The Galactic Empire, which was ruled over by the Emperor (with Darth Vader as his right hand man), possessed the Deathstar (in "Episode 4: A New Hope"): a weapon that could blow up planets. It says in Psalm 89:10 that God blew up the planet Rahab.
In Star Wars, the Rebellion (against the sinister Galactic Empire) are the good guys. Scripture and other ancient texts show us that there were two great rebellions against the most High: the first one carried out by Lucifer and his titans (dinosaurs) and the second one by Satan and a third of the angels.
George Lucas had the audacity to go further into blasphemy (albeit through symbolism hidden in plain sight) than the Greek and Sumerian stories. At least the latter myths preserved the proper roles of the good guys versus the bad guys; even if the Godhead was corrupted into the Greek Zeus (and the Sumerian Marduk?). The man behind "Star Wars", in actuality, made the heroes into the villians and the villains into the heroes; he made good evil and evil good: he turned light to dark and darkness into light. The "Star Wars" saga is an allegory that twists the truth through stealth.
Could it be that the character of Darth Vader resonates on a deeper level with us because deep down we sense something spiritually profound about him but can't quite put our finger on it? If Lord Vader is supposed to symbolize Jesus, then we can now see why. Luke Skywalker, in "Episode 6: Return of the Jedi", did tell his father that there was still good in him; although by "good" he did not mean what we understand that word to mean.