The Force Awakens Bits: Incredible New Posters and Art, Star Wars Monopoly Controversy, Mace Windu Throws Some Shade
Posted on Thursday, January 7th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Don’t worry, Star Wars: The Force Awakens fans. The upcoming Rogue One may be picking up steam in the rumor department, but we haven’t forgotten about you. In today’s edition of The Force Awakens Bits:
- AMC reveals its final The Force Awakens poster.
- Two Star Wars children’s books showcase some impressive art.
- Controversy gets Rey added to Star Wars Monopoly.
- The Force Awakens will make its TV debut on Starz.
- Samuel L. Jackson isn’t a huge fan of The Force Awakens.
- Harvey Weinstein describes competing with Star Wars.
- How did Maz Kanata get Luke’s old lightsaber?
- A gorilla reviews The Force Awakens, because it’s the internet.
AMC Theatres has been encouraging repeat viewings of The Force Awakens by offering a new poster every week to ticket buyers who cough up IMAX ticket prices. Previous posters have highlighted Rey, Captain Phasma and Poe Dameron, but this one, the final one in the series, is all about that disastrous lightsaber duel between Kylo Ren and the brave but totally ill-equipped Finn.
And would you look at that? A Star Wars children’s book cover depicts the other half of this climactic duel. That may be some of the slickest art we’ve ever seen on any The Force Awakens-related product.
Speaking of cool art on kids’ book covers, here is what the Little Golden Book version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens looks like. Aww! They’re all so cute and top-heavy!
After a massive fan outcry over the lack of Star Wars toys featuring Daisy Ridley‘s Rey (the main character of the film!), Hasbro has bowed to the #WheresRey hashtag and will now include the character in their new Star Wars Monopoly set. Their excuse for her original exclusion: they didn’t want to “spoil” the movie by revealing that she was a main character. Uh-huh. The poster already “spoiled” that, guys. You’re a massive company and you can’t lie better than that?