Posted on Monday, January 4th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
Don’t be afraid, I feel it too. This edition of The Force Awakens Bits includes:
- The Force Awakens IMAX box office is huge.
- General Leia Organa’s ship may have been inspired by old Millennium Falcon designs.
- Rey turned into a dude in another low budget The Force Awakens trailer remake.
- What can we learn from John Williams‘ new score?
- Cross-sections of The Force Awakens vehicles are incredible.
- One Star Wars fan already has an impressive Rey tattoo.
- Questions answered by The Force Awakens novelization.
- Kylo Ren freaks out in everyday situations.
- Profiling the king of Star Wars spoilers, Jason Ward.
- Peter Sciretta stops by Electric Shadow Network for a Star Wars podcast.
- Kid Cudi invited his fans to a Force Awakens screening he bought out.
Header image: Artist Gibbs Rainock made this Studio Ghibli inspired illustration of Rey.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens keeps breaking box office records all over the place, and it will likely take one more in the near future. The film is already the #2 highest grossing IMAX release, but it still has to beat the $243.3 million global haul that Avatar pulled in. That shouldn’t be hard with The Force Awakens hitting 268 IMAX screens in China this coming weekend. [Variety]
General Leia Organa has her own ship in The Force Awakens, and there’s a chance its design may have been inspired by some unused concept art for the Millennium Falcon. The above photos show some alternate designs, and while we don’t have any stills of the Resistance troop transport from the movie, if you go check out the LEGO version of the ship, you see some interesting similarities between the designs. There’s some more cool things to notice in the movie over at io9.
Here’s another low budget trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens where Rey is a dude for some reason.
Over at Mashable, you can take a deep dive into John Williams‘ score for The Force Awakens that may provide some insights into certain character’s identities. Otherwise, there are some really intricate details that Williams has included in the score, not to mention some similarities to his previous non-Star Wars work, for all you orchestra nerds out there.
There are plenty of Star Wars: The Force Awakens books out there to check out, but one of the cooler ones is Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Incredible Cross-Sections. The book features insanely details breakdowns of the inside of many of the ships in the movie. You get much more than under the hood of Poe Dameron’s X-Wing, Rey’s speeder and, of course, the Millennium Falcon seen above. Check out a few more in the preview of the book at Amazon where it’s available for purchase now, and dig into a few of our findings here.
— Josh Bodwell (@joshbodwell) December 30, 2015
One fan already loves Rey enough to have her inked on his body.