Posted on Monday, August 31st, 2015 by Angie Han
What better way to ease back into the workweek than with a bounty of new Star Wars nuggets? After the jump:
- The Star Wars Facebook page has the perfect response to an ignorant comment
- The city of Reykjavík names a street after Darth Vader
- Has Star Wars: Rogue One cast British actor Regé-Jean Page?
- A new theory about whom Felicity Jones is playing in Rogue One
- See the cover of the Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company novel
- Disney XD serves up a clip from the Star Wars Rebels Season 2 premiere
- Star Wars: Shattered Empire gets another variant team and more artists
(Header image: “Future Wars” by DC Visual Arts. Buy the t-shirt at Neatoshop.)
Gwendoline Christie‘s Captain Phasma has already attracted tons of admirers thanks to her shiny chrome armor and her badass swagger, even months ahead of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, there are some fans who aren’t so into her look. Specifically, it seems some don’t think her armor is sufficiently “feminine” enough. So the official Star Wars Facebook account (via Upworthy) shut one of these complainers down in brutally efficient fashion.
— Man vs Pink (@ManVsPink) August 28, 2015
And now that Star Wars has shut down that debate, we can go back to arguing about more important things. Like whether Captain Phasma is a terrible name.
Star Wars has fans all over the world, but few cities have gone as far as Reykjavík, Iceland to show their love for the series. The City Council has reportedly approved a motion to rename a street “Svarthöfði” — which translates to “Black-head,” which is what Darth Vader is called in Icelandic.
The Star Wars homage doesn’t end there. Reykjavík mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson additionally announced that houses on the street of Svarthöfði will be numbered Star Wars style: “4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3, 7, 8.” As of yet, there’s no word on how or if Reykjavík plans to account for the upcoming spinoffs in their numbering system.
The already fantastic cast of Star Wars: Rogue One may have just added one more to their number. Star Wars Post notes British actor Regé-Jean Page has been linked to Rogue One on his Spotlight.com page — essentially an online CV for actors and agents.
Page is an up-and-comer seen earlier this year in James McTeigue’s crime thriller Survivor. He’s also appeared on the British drama series Waterloo Road. Neither he nor Disney have publicly confirmed his Rogue One casting, but Star Wars Post reports Spotlight has yielded some good scoops in the past, so we’ll be keeping an eye on him.