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May the Fourth is always a special time for Star Wars fans, but the holiday was made even more exciting this year by a deluge of new information and photos from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Vanity Fair kicked off the fun Sunday evening with their new Star Wars: The Force Awakens cover, and then kept the party going with stills, behind-the-scenes photos, character reveals, and more. After the jump, let’s review the top 9 things we learned about Star Wars: The Force Awakens this Star Wars Day. Read More »

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We’ve seen the story of Boba Fett‘s youth, including the events by which he was adopted as the son of Jango Fett rather than becoming one of the first generation of Stormtroopers. But we still haven’t quite seen how Boba Fett specifically became the character who appeared in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Now, we’ll see a lot more of the fan-favorite character, as the second Star Wars Anthology film will reportedly be a Boba Fett origin story.  Read More »

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Here’s one more tidbit to add to the growing bounty of gifts this May the Fourth. Vanity Fair has revealed the first look at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens character played by Gwendoline Christie, named Captain Phasma. So who is Captain Phasma, exactly? Get to know this imposing new figure after the jump.  Read More »

The Force Awakens Merchandise

As has become the case for every Star Wars film since The Phantom Menace, the merchandising for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will arrive well in advance of the film’s release on December 18th. As we predicted back in March, we’ll begin to see all sorts of previously unrevealed characters, ships, weapons and more when The Force Awakens merchandise hits shelves on September 4th. The day has been dubbed “Force Friday,” and now we have a look at some sample packaging in which our newest Star Wars memorabilia will arrive. Read More »

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Here are new looks at The Force Awakens characters for Star Wars Day.

It may already be May the 4th where you are, which means it is either already Star Wars Day, or very shortly will be. While the fan holiday grew out of an obvious phrase (May the 4th be with you) it has a lot more potential this year with Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening in December. We saw the great Vanity Fair cover earlier today, featuring new characters Rey, Finn, and BB-8 along with Chewbacca and Han Solo, and it looks like the magazine will deliver even more very soon.

Now there’s a 45-second video which shows off the Adam Driver Force Awakens character, and gives us some info on the role played by Lupita Nyong’o. There are also new stormtrooper shots, another look at Rey, and some great shots of her speeder, alongside some behind-the-scenes footage of that cover shoot featuring Harrison FordRead More »

The Force Awakens trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has made it onto the cover of Vanity Fair magazine. Old-timers Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca are joined by three of the saga’s newest heroes, Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and BB-8. See the Star Wars Vanity Fair cover after the jump.  Read More »

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There are secrets, there are games, there are rumors and there’s so much non-spoiler awesomeness in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following

  • See the first images of Star Wars Disney Infinity.
  • Rumors have begun to swirl of an AMC Star Wars Movie Marathon in December.
  • A simple Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser poster has been spotted in theaters.
  • Watch the unfinished Bad Batch episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
  • The full Untold Clone Wars and Bad Batch Celebration panels are online.
  • Where did the Millennium Falcon‘s new satellite come from?
  • Check out yet another Ralph McQuarrie influence in the design of The Force Awakens.
  • Stunt doubles for several stars of The Force Awakens reportedly did reshoots recently.
  • Watch Kathleen Kennedy and Daisy Ridley talking Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Japan.

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