Posted on Monday, October 5th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Impressive. Most impressive. Star Wars Bits has taught you well. You have controlled your fear. Now, release your anger. Only your hatred can destroy me. This edition of updates from a galaxy far, far away includes:
- Rumors on the origin of Finn‘s name in The Force Awakens
- New The Force Awakens alien character may have Beastie Boys origins
- Global Star Wars Read Day is coming this month
- Check out a new weekly Star Wars comic available for free
- Star Wars canon update for September 2015
- Find out why Alan Tudyk almost turned down Rogue One
- Will Star Wars Rebels characters cross over into any movies?
- A major rumor about Rey arises after trading cards images leak
- Go behind the scenes of the creation of new Star Wars stamps
Header image from LINE Webtoon’s Star Wars comic detailed below.
J.J. Abrams has said that the last names of characters such as Finn (John Boyega) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) have been kept under wraps for a reason, leading many to believe that one of them may have ties to some of our heroes from the original trilogy. And a new rumor about the origins of Finn’s name gives us some more insight into that possibility. However, diving into this rumor leads to spoiler territory, so if you want the details, check out the story at Cinelinx.
Just recently we got a look at at forthcoming 6-inch Black Series action figure from Star Wars: The Force Awakens hitting shelves sometime this year. The character is Ello Asty, an alien Resistance pilot, and it turns out his name may have ties to J.J. Abrams’ love for the hip-hop trio Beastie Boys.
Fans of the group know that one of their albums is called Hello Nasty, and if you removed the first letters from each word, you get Ello Asty. Further proving this point, the Aurabesh on the character’s helmet translates to “Born to Ill,” which may be a reference to the Beastie Boys album “Licensed to Ill.” This doesn’t seem to be a coincidence, especially when you consider Abrams was able to get Beastie Boys songs into both of his Star Trek movies. [Stereogum]
StarWars.com has revealed that a global Star Wars Read Day will be happening on October 10th, coinciding with the United States event. There’s a whole list of participating publishers and events happening around the world. Check out the official Star Wars website for details.
There are plenty of new Star Wars comics being published every week, but Bleeding Cool points our attention to another one going around that you may not have spotted, because it’s not from the U.S. Korean publisher LINE Webtoon retells the original Star Wars trilogy but from the point-of-view of a much younger Luke Skywalker, giving us a little more backstory before the events of the movie begin.
Right now, you can read Chapter 1, Chapter 2 and Chapter 3. Going forward, a new comic will debut every Thursday and Sunday, and you can catch them at the LINE Webtoon website or through the LINE Webtoon app available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
If you’re having trouble keeping up with all the new Star Wars books, comics and other stories being added to the new canon, this video from Star Wars Minute will help you catch up with all the new updates from items published in September 2015: