Yesterday’s panel from Lucasfilm for Star Wars: The Force Awakens didn’t bring too much in the vein of revelations, though we did learn that Domhnall Gleeson’s character is named General Hux, and the actor revealed the First Order’s base is called The Starkiller Base, in honor of Luke Skywalker’s original character name in the first draft of Star Wars.
But there was one little tidbit from Oscar Isaac that intrigued us, and it seems to have gone largely unnoticed. When answering a fan’s question, Isaac suggested that his character Poe Dameron‘s backstory has direct ties to Star Wars: A New Hope. Find out about the Poe Dameron backstory after the jump! Read More »
Apparently, late November means it’s all about Greedo. The Rodian bounty hunter who hung out with Anakin Skywalker on Tatooine as a kid and famously got blown away by Han Solo in Mos Eisely (or maybe shot first, depending on your age) has become something of a meme in recent days. First, there’s an on set photo making the rounds that shows the green bounty hunter wearing high heels on the set of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope alongside director George Lucas, plus he’s also the main subject of the latest Mondo Tees Star Wars poster which is slyly called Han Shot First. Check out both images in their full glory after the jump. Read More »
You’ve probably coveted many of artist Martin Ansin’s previous prints. His two Scott Pilgrim posters kick ass, his Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus is gorgeous and his Star Trek poster is one of the most sought after in recent memory. Now, Ansin is the latest artist to take a crack at the Star Wars poster series presented by Mondo Tees. His print, called A Wretched Hive, dramatizes one of the most classic moments in all of Star Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi’s severing of an arm in the Mos Eisley Cantina. There are so many classic characters in this print that it almost amounts to a really easy Star Wars version of Where’s Waldo. It even features the series’ first non-Carbonite appearance of Han Solo. Hit the jump for all the specifics. Read More »
Luke Skywalker fought one. So did a bunch of Jedi Younglings. And though Master Replicas did create a really nice prop replica, now, for only a fraction of the cost, you can build your very own Star Wars Jedi Training Remote. The best part is, unlike the Master Replicas one, yours can actually float. Check out the do-it-yourself video, as well some history on the device, seen in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones as well as Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, after the jump. Read More »
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Gentle Giant is producing a series of Star Wars bookends, two of which have been announced and are available for preorder: the Trash Compactor scene from A New Hope and Jabba’s Palace scene from Return of the Jedi. And a special Star Wars logo bookends is available exclusively from Borders. Hit the jump for more photos and info.
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