Mark Hamill - Force Awakens final moment

Doing a Star Wars junket means not actually seeing the movie before talking to the talent, each of whom have each been briefed not to reveal anything. So what kind of questions do you ask in this situation? Leading questions about the previous movie, of course!

So the first question I asked Star Wars: The Last Jedi star Mark Hamill was about the last scene in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. What was the direction that filmmaker J.J. Abrams gave him in that final moment as he encounters Daisy Ridley‘s Rey? Find out what he had to say about the direction of that Force Awakens final moment.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Rey X-Wing Helmet

With the exception of discovering her Force abilities, meeting Finn, watching Han Solo die and seeking out Luke Skywalker, perhaps the most character defining moment for Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes early on in the film while she’s on Jakku.

After scavenging for ship parts all day that she can sell to Unkar Plutt’s junk shop, Rey (Daisy Ridley) takes the small amount of portions she’s earned and heads back to the abandoned AT-AT that she calls home. After preparing her food to eat, she plops down outside the AT-AT and scarfs down her food. And then she does something adorable. She picks up an old, dirty X-Wing pilot helmet and tosses it on as she gazes at a ship leaving the planet. Now you can dream of leaving home just like Rey with your own X-Wing pilot helmet replica. Read More »

Star Wars The Force Awakens ending

Writer/director J.J. Abrams was nervous when he first showed actor Mark Hamill the script for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As you all know, Luke is referred to throughout the movie but isn’t seen until the final seconds, and even then he has no dialogue. “The last thing I wanted to do was insult a childhood hero,” Abrams said in a recent interview, “but I also knew it was potentially one of the great drumrolls of all time.”

Now that we’re a few years removed, I think Abrams was right. Regardless of how the rest of the current Star Wars trilogy plays out, the Star Wars The Force Awakens ending is legendary. But now Hamill says that the ending was actually changed at the last minute. What could that change have entailed?
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the force awakens title

We’re only days away from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still obsess over The Force Awakens. In a new interview, The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi actor Adam Driver confirmed that The Force Awakens title was not just a reference to Daisy Ridley‘s Rey, but to his character Kylo Ren as well. Which means it’s time for you go back and rewatch The Force Awakens and obsess over every frame.

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Hot Toys - Burnt Darth Vader Helmet Replica

Perhaps one of the most coveted collectibles for Star Wars fans is the helmet of Darth Vader. It’s the signature accessory of one of the most iconic villains that the big screen has ever seen. And if you worship Darth Vader as much as his angry grandson Kylo Ren, then Hot Toys has an incredible new collectible that you’ll want to get your hands on.

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we learn that Kylo Ren keeps the burnt remains of Darth Vader’s helmet in his own private chamber. When he’s desperate to squash the light that still remains in him, he speaks out to his grandfather for guidance, hoping to finish what the Empire’s second in command started decades before. Now you can call out to the spirit of the Dark Lord of the Sith yourself with a burnt Darth Vader helmet replica coming soon. Read More »

han solo death

The big debate around Han Solo may no longer be “did he shoot first?” but “was he supposed to die at first?”

The death of Harrison Ford‘s iconic sci-fi character reverberated throughout the Star Wars universe, affecting characters both new and old in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But the Han Solo death scene might not have happened if it was up to Disney. Because not only did killing Han Solo impact on his newfound mentee Rey (Daisy Ridley), his ex-wife Leia (Carrie Fisher), and his own son who did the deed Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), it also threatened to impact the Disney brand as well.

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billie lourd auditioned for rey

Many people may balk at acting with their mother on the big screen, but Billie Lourd was eager enough to share the screen with Carrie Fisher that she originally auditioned to play the lead role in the sci-fi franchise that launched Fisher into stardom.

Though Lourd didn’t get the role of Rey, she still got to share the screen with General Leia Organa in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi before Fisher tragically passed away.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Opening Scenes

So far, we’ve only seen one teaser trailer and a behind-the-scenes sizzle reel for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. That’s left fans hungry for more details from the next installment of the new Star Wars trilogy, and they’re about to get them in a few weeks.

Just around the corner on September 1 is Force Friday II, the special day when toys, clothing, books and more from Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits shelves, revealing some new details about the movie. Of course, as we saw with the first Force Friday for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Luasfilm knows how to play things close to their chest by only releasing merchandise that doesn’t contain spoilers for the movie. But there are still details to be gleaned from some of the upcoming merchandise, and some of those details have been spied thanks to a recently uncovered book.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • New Star Wars: The Last Jedi rumors.
  • Colin Trevorrow defends his Star Wars: Episode 9 hiring.
  • Midichlorians being scientifically studied?
  • Some cool Marvel Star Wars comic book news.
  • A bunch of Mark Hamill tidbits.
  • And much more!

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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • A clue to Luke Skywalker’s status in The Last Jedi
  • More stunning Star Wars art
  • Han Solo set photos
  • A Star Wars Rebels behind-the-scenes tease
  • And much more!

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