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Anthony Daniels Owns Pieces of the Original Millennium Falcon 

Vulture has a good feature on C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels which we’ve been meaning to feature (which includes the new behind-the-scenes image seen above). There isn’t really any new information but its an interesting read. Here is an excerpt where Daniels talks about how he still owns pieces from the original Millennium Falcon:

Daniels was a witness to the original ship’s destruction. “Do you know I own six pieces of the Millennium Falcon?” he says shortly after we meet at a bookstore near his home. He’s just bumped into a Lucasfilm employee who is in town to work on Rogue One, one of three spinoffs Disney will release during the core trilogy’s off years. “I found them burning it on the back lot one day,” Daniels says of the Falcon. The staffer shakes his head: “The industry was very willing to destroy its own history for many years. Now there’s the realization that —” “It can make you money,” Daniels interjects. “There’s a lot of value,” says the employee.

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Why the “Light Side” of the Force Was Officially Introduced for The New Movie

Mashable points out that Star Wars: The Force Awakens introduces “the light side of the Force,” something that over the course of six films, from Star Wars (1977) to Revenge of the Sith (2005), has never been referred to other than just as “the Force.” They talked to writer/director J.J. Abrams about this change and here is what he said:

I don’t know if it was so explicit, but I always felt like it was implicit: The idea that the Force was this one thing, but there was a dark ‘side’ of the Force. And that was always the temptation of power and greed, and yet — it didn’t feel like it was a separate thing, but it was all inclusive. You know, it’s almost like the flipside of the coin.


Finn’s Backstory Revealed

iTunes has revealed some preview pages for the Before The Awakening book by Greg Rucka which gives us some information about Finn’s backstory. It confirms an earlier report that his name is actually FN-2187, and talks about how the Stormtroopers train in the First Order.


First Look at Max Von Sydow‘s Character Lor San Tekka

Some new preview pages from upcoming books have revealed some plot spoilers for The Force Awakens. We won’t post those pages here, but above you can see an illustrated image of Max Von Sydow‘s character Lor San Tekka meeting Oscar Issac‘s Poe Dameron. I blocked out the text with story description. Click here if you want to see more, you have been warned (via MSW).

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