Posted on Friday, September 4th, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
It has been a long time since that last Star Wars Bits, but Force Friday week has resulted in a lot of front page stand alone Star Wars stories that I’m not sure that you mind. Here is what you can find in today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:
- JJ Abrams talks about subduing his inner fanboy to make Force Awakens.
- How John Boyega first met JJ Abrams.
- New Star Wars: The Force Awakens character promo posters revealed in the Topps’ Star Wars Card Trader app.
- A preview of Star Wars: Shattered Empire, the comic book series which will fill the gap between Return of the Jedi and Force Awakens.
- Star Wars Rebels director Dave Filoni discusses season two.
- A new Star Wars Rebels season 2 clip.
- How the BB-8 Sphero robotic toy was created.
- The real Damerons go to Force Friday.
- Puppies Test The New Star Wars BB-8 Droid Toy
- Why Force Friday Was A Disaster For Many Star Wars Fans
- 80% Off Select Star Wars trade paperbacks and graphic novels this weekend.
- The header image: why aren’t the Han Solo In Carbonite Pop-Tarts a real thing?
All this and more, after the jump to hyperspace.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams recently talked to ABC News about what it was like to make a Star Wars movie. Here are a couple choice quotes:
“That was a constant in the production of the movie: moments where we would all look around and realize what we were doing and gasp a little bit and then dive back in. When you’re on the set of the Millennium Falcon or staring into the eyes of C3PO giving direction, it’s pretty easy to have that fanatic part of you bubble up. But our job was to be there to tell this story, not to be a fanboy.” … “What was incredible from my point of view was how apparently easily they flipped back into these roles. I knew for a fact, for example, that Harrison Ford was going to be in this movie, but I couldn’t be certain that Han Solo would be. Meaning, I hadn’t seen Han Solo return after nearly 40 years, either. And it wasn’t until we got on set that I got my answer. It was a remarkable thing to see how effortlessly Harrison Ford became Han Solo again.”
When JJ Abrams explained the meaning behind some of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens character names, he revealed that Poe Dameron, the X-Wing pilot played by Oscar Isaac, is named partially after his assistant Morgan Dameron. Here’s a fun instagram photo is of Morgan’s parents buying an action figure of Poe Dameron on “Force Friday.”