Episode 8 Rey parents

For as long as fans have known of Rey’s existence, we’ve been wondering about her parentage, and The Force Awakens did nothing to clear things up. There’s reference to a family that’s left her behind, and this being Star Wars, the odds seem good that she’ll turn out to be related to someone we know. But all we have is speculation, at least until next year.

While Daisy Ridley isn’t ready to say who Rey’s family is, she can say when we’ll get to find out. According to the actress, the truth about Rey’s parentage will be revealed in Star Wars Episode 8. Oh, and for those wondering if Rogue One‘s Jyn Erso might be Rey’s mother, Ridley tries to throw some cold water on that particular theory.  Read More »

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In this edition of Rogue One Bits:

  • The running time of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story may have been revealed.
  • Director Gareth Edwards is returning to SXSW next year.
  • As expected, the new Rogue One trailer dominated social media.
  • A new Catalyst excerpt sheds light on the Erso family.
  • Screenwriter Gary Whitta shares a very cool gift.
  • And more!

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One of the new planets introduced in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a small desert moon located in the galaxy’s Inner Rim called Jedha. Director Gareth Edwards has described the world as “a Mecca or Jerusalem within the Star Wars world” where people who believe in the Force come to worship. In the years before Star Wars: A New Hope, the planet has become occupied by Galactic Empire and serves as a key location in this first Star Wars standalone movie.

However, a new fan theory suggests that Rogue One might not be the first time we’ve seen Jedha on the big screen. Some fans believe that the planet was later used by the First Order as Starkiller Base, as seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Is it true? Could it be possible? Let’s explore the Jedha Starkiller Base theory, after the jump.

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Joss Whedon Wants to Make ‘A Star Wars Story’

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There are lots of Star Wars fans who’d love to see Joss Whedon take a crack at the franchise, and now you can count Joss Whedon among them. The Avengers director admitted he wants to make a Star Wars movie — but not just any Star Wars movie. He would like to direct one of the Star Wars Story spinoffs, like Rogue One. Read the Joss Whedon Star Wars quote below to find out why.  Read More »


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Like any movie with the words “star” and “wars” in the title, Star Wars: The Force Awakens ignited all kinds of conversations when it was released last year. Fans picked apart every scene in the movie, but no moment was more throughly dissected than Rey’s “Forceback,” where Daisy Ridley‘s Jedi-to-be touches Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber and finds herself propelled into a wild flashback involving Cloud City, the Knights of Ren, and her own abandonment on Jakku. And thanks to the upcoming collector’s edition Blu-ray of the film, someone else is finally able to weigh in on this scene: director J.J. Abrams.

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It’s no secret Alan Tudyk has a role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. As we’ve discussed extensively, he plays mo-cap character K-2SO, an Imperial droid reprogrammed by Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) to work for the Rebel Alliance. But it turns out he almost had a second, live-action role in the movie as well. Unfortunately, the cameo was cut from the movie at the last minute. Find out about the Rogue One Alan Tudyk live-action cameo below.  Read More »

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As most dedicated Star Wars fans know, all the details that were previously revealed in various novels, comic books, video games and more were redacted and relegated into what we now call Star Wars Legends. Since then, Disney and Lucasfilm have created a story group responsible for ensuring that almost everything that references and takes place in the Star Wars universe is canon. Now a new novel continues to change what we thought we knew about the Star Wars universe.

In the new Star Wars novel Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston, the story following Anakin Skywalker’s former apprentice reveals why Force users who turn to the dark side always have red lightsabers instead of the predominantly blue and green blades wielded by Jedi. It’s not just because red is a cool color for villains to have, and it’s not for the reason that was previously revealed in the expanded universe.

So why are dark side lightsabers red? Find out after the jump. Read More »

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It didn’t take long for Disney and Lucasfilm to double dip on the home video release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This fall brings a 3D collector’s edition Blu-ray release that not only allows you to see the movie in 3D, but will also have commentary on the film from director J.J. Abrams, some new featurettes, and even deleted scenes. The content of one of those deleted scenes has just been revealed, and you’ll see that it would have given Chewbacca fans something to cheer about.

Watch the Star Wars The Force Awakens deleted scene after the jump. Read More »

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If you’re a Star Wars fan, there’s a good chance you’ve had a lightsaber battle with one of your friends. However, it’s unlikely that the fight was nothing compared to what the people from the competitive lightsaber training academy called Ludosport do on a daily basis.

That’s right, there’s a competitive lightsaber training academy that actually exists. And while this sci-fi hobby was previously only available in this form overseas in Europe, one of these academies is finally coming to the United States. Find out more about the American lightsaber training academy after the jump. Read More »

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Walt Disney Pictures have released a set of character posters for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The posters take a close-up look at the 8 main characters in this first Star Wars standalone movie. Hit the jump to see the Rogue One character posters.
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