Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Paul Shipper poster

You’re all clear, kid! Now let’s read these Star Wars Bits and go home! Here’s all the good stuff we’ve got below for today’s round-up of Star Wars updates for the weekend:

  • Which Star Wars character does Brad Bird want to direct a movie about?
  • Lords of the Sith novel made The New York Times bestseller list
  • See a piece of concept art with an alternate version of Kylo Ren
  • StarWars.com counts down the best Star Wars costumes
  • Star Wars Weekends is getting some cool ice cubes and cupcakes
  • Infographic tracks the Millennium Falcon in the Star Wars saga
  • Star Wars gets a new exhibit at Madame Tussauds in London
  • Potential Star Wars: Rogue One spoilers concerning returning characters
  • Two new Vinylmation figures coming to Star Wars Weekends
  • See a LEGO Super Star Destroyer destroyed in slow-motion
  • What planet are the X-Wings flying on in The Force Awakens trailers?
  • New Star Wars: The Force Awakens t-shirt at Star Wars Weekends
  • Millennium Falcon and more playable vehicles in Star Wars Battlefront
  • Sneak preview of Star Wars #5 comic book

Header image by Paul Shipper. See the full poster right here.

Even though Brad Bird is already touting The Incredilbes 2 as his next film, fans hope that he eventually gets around to directing a Star Wars movie too. Uproxx asked Bird, while promoting Tomorrowland, which character he’d like to direct a movie about and he had a very amusing answer:

Any Star Wars character that I love? You know, I like the trickster side – it’s not really a new character – but I miss the trickster side of Yoda. Yoda in the prequels got to be a very sober kind of character. And what I loved about him in Empire was that he was a little more of a trickster – you know, someone who basically played the role of another character as part of his deception initially.

Check out the full interview about Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland at Uproxx.

If you’re looking to read some Star Wars books to hold you over until Force Friday brings new books leading up to The Force Awakens, you might want to check out Lords of the Sith. The new novel just debuted at #17 on the New York Times bestseller list according to Star Wars Underworld. If you want to pick up a copy, you can order the book right now.

We’ve already gotten a good look at the new villain Kylo Ren thanks to the second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the first look at the merchandise package design that will hit shelves in December. Plus, some promotional posters surfaced not to long ago as well. But an alternate look at a design that wasn’t used for Kylo Ren has surfaced in some new concept art. You’ll have to hit IndieRevolver to check it out.

StarWars.com counts down the Best Costumes from the Star Wars saga:

If you’re checking out Star Wars Weekends at Disney theme parks anytime soon, keep an eye out for glowing Death Star and Millennium Falcon ice cubes as well as cupcakes featuring Darth Vader, Jabba the Hutt and Yoda:

DeAgostini Model Space has an infographic that tracks the involvement of the Millennium Falcon throughout milestone events in the Star Wars saga. Below is just a small segment, so click the image to see the whole thing.

Star Wars - Millennium Falcon infographic

Star Wars is getting the wax museum treatment with several new installations at Madame Tussauds in London:

Star Wars - Madame Tussauds

The image above highlights Leia in her slave bikini with Jabba the Hutt while other installations include the Return of the Jedi lightsaber duel between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, the lightsaber fight between Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi from Revenge of the Sith, Han Solo chilling in the Mos Eisley Cantina and more. Get a sneak peek at the exhibit with more photos at Mashable.

MakingStarWars.com has some potential spoilers about Star Wars: Rogue One after hearing about some concept art that’s been created for the movie. There’s talk of what familiar heroes and villains will be involved and a few other pieces of information. Head over there to get the scoop.

Star Wars - Vinylmation - Han - Luke

If you collect Vinylmation figures, then you’ll want to hit up Star Wars Weekends at Disney on May 22nd. That’s they Disney will have two exclusive Vinylmation figures of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in their celebration wardrobe from the end of Star Wars. The set of two will retail at $29.95 and will be available at Hollywood Studios at Disney theme parks. No word if they will be available online yet.

Do you want to see a massive LEGO Super Star Destroyer destroyed in slow-motion? Sure you do:

If you’ve been wondering what planet we’ve seen X-Wings zooming around on in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers, Making Star Wars has some potential spoilers about what planet that might be. Details include just what locations and characters we’ll find there and how the planet comes into play in the story, but you’ll have to read their post to get the info.

If you need another reason to hit up Star Wars Weekends at Disney theme parks in May and June, the second official Star Wars: The Force Awakens shirt will be on sale during that time. Check it out:

Star Wars Underworld has confirmed that the Millennium Falcon and Snowspeeder will be playable ships in Star Wars Battlefront. If you want to get some more details about the game, hit up their full post. Otherwise, we’ll get to see some real gameplay footage at the E3 video game convention on June 15th.

Here’s a sneak preview of the Star Wars comic book #5, hitting shelves on May 20th:

Star Wars - Comic Book #5

That’s just the regular cover and one of the pages. See a couple variant covers as well as more of the pages inside over at StarWars.com right now.

That’s it for this installment of Star Wars Bits. We’ll have more goodies next week!

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