kylo ren helmet

A high-end replica of Kylo Ren’s helmet has been revealed and it’s our best look yet at the Sith fanboy’s headgear. It certainly looks like it’s been through a few fights and has taken a few beatings. What do you think? Could this be Darth Vader’s helmet, recovered and repurposed? [io9]

kylo ren helmet 2

If you’re planning to see The Force Awakens in 3D at a Cinemark theater, you’re in luck. The theater chain will be selling exclusive 3D glasses for five bucks a pop, rolling out four unique designs over the next few weeks. The Stormtrooper glasses are available right now, Captain Phasma will go on sale on November 13, Kylo Ren on November 20, and BB-8 on November 27. [Making Star Wars]

mark hamill

The nest of vultures over at TMZ have footage of Mark Hamill being cornered and questioned while he’s leaving a grocery store. The whole video is a testament to Hamill’s Jedi-esque ability to stay calm and reasonable while having a camera pointed in his face by a total stranger. He’s an old pro at being polite and courteous to people who think he owes them a conversation. Anyway, this is slightly noteworthy because Hamill admits that he can’t watch the Star Wars movies because he doesn’t like watching himself on screen:

I just don’t like really watching myself … because you see all the flaws.

Perhaps this is why he spends most of his time doing voice work these days?


Acclaimed sculptor Brian Muir, best known for building the original Stormtrooper uniforms and Darth Vader’s helmet, has begun work on Rogue One. We know this because he took to Facebook with the news. Prepare yourself for some more iconic uniforms you can recreate in your garage and wear to Comic-Con!

Started work on Rogue One today at Pinewood Studios

Posted by Brian Muir on Monday, November 2, 2015

jar jar

A truly bizarre fan theory has been sweeping the internet these past few days. Apparently, Jar Jar Binks was a Force-using mastermind who was in league with Palpatine throughout the prequels. Here’s only a tiny taste of the insanity:

I posit that, instead, this is a deliberate facade on the part of Jar Jar as a character, and on the part of the writers and animators. As we know, the Jedi themselves are inspired by Shaolin Monks, and there’s a particular kung fu discipline that Jar Jar’s physicality is purposefully modeled upon which allows him to appear goofy and uncoordinated even as he lays waste to his enemies; namely, Zui Quan, or Drunken Fist wushu. This discipline seeks to imitate the “sloshing,” seemingly random foibles of a drunkard, but in reality the staggering and stumbling is the use of bodily momentum, deception, and unpredictability intended to lure and confuse opponents.

The whole thing is totally bonkers, but if you’re trying to kill some time at the office and don’t want to get work done, it’s worth a read.

And speaking of Jar Jar showing up in places he doesn’t belong…

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