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In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits, we take a look at new images showing off Rey and Kylo Ren’s costumes from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, video footage from the largest gathering of Star Wars droids that I’ve ever seen, the names of two major characters from Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, Rian Johnson talks about the pressures of following up Force Awakens and his approach to The Last Jedi, a closer look at Johnson’s Millennium Falcon graffiti, how Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy discovered Star Wars in film school, A new theory which suggests that Rey’s parents were shown in Star Wars: The Force Awakens but are no one you might suspect, get a first look at the blockbuster Star Wars comics crossover with Doctor Aphra in Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel, Kathleen Kennedy talks about the progress of future Star Wars spin-offs, a new video explains how Grand Admiral Thrawn was able to rise to one of the most powerful positions in the Galactic Empire despite being a nonhuman in an alien-hating military, Han Solo is shooting for a few weeks on the Canary Island of Fuerteventura but what planet is it? Hit the jump to hyperspace.

Rey and Kylo’s Last Jedi Costumes

Rey and Kylo Ren will have slightly new looks in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Thanks to a pre-order bonus image for Star Wars Battlefront 2, we have a glimpse at their new wearables. The image was released after an announcement at Celebration that Star Wars: The Last Jedi costumes would come with the game. Previously we were only shown a close-up of Kylo’s new look, complete with a newly relocated scar. Rey seems to be wearing a more Jedi-esque costume while Kylo Ren now seems to sport a non-hooded cloak. I’m hoping that Kylo finds a replacement helmet because the headgear is half of what made Darth Vader so cool.

Gathering of the Droids

One of the many things we missed at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017, was a gathering of the droids. Michael McMaster posted the above video on facebook, and I don’t think I’ve seen that many R2 units in one place before. Well done droid builders!

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Han Solo Character Names Revealed

MakingStarWars has learned the names of two major characters from the untitled young Han Solo standalone movie.

  • Mother Proxima is a character operated by Dave Chapman, one of the two BB-8 operators from The Force Awakens.
  • Val is a a female character who is said to be involved in an action sequence shot at Pinewood. The character supposedly has “top billing” which probably means it’s a character played by Emilia Clarke, Phoebe Waller-Bridge or Thandie Newton.

Not much information here, but always fun to learn something new about this highly secretive production.

Steele Films interviewed Rian Johnson at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017, and the video is online and worth watching. Johnson talks about the pressures of following JJ Abrams’ The Force Awakens, his frame of mind while directing a Star Wars film, the expectations of Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi, the balance between satisfying the ten-year-old fan and himself, the decision behind starting the film seconds after the ending of Force Awakens and JJ Abrams’ reaction to The Last Jedi script. There isn’t much in terms of big information but it’s worth watching.

The Lightsaber Theory Suggests Rey’s Parents Are Not Skywalker, Solo or Kenobi

At /Film, we love film theories and speculation. A new theory suggests that Rey’s parents were in The Force Awakens. The video above suggests Rey’s parents were never supposed to be Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi or any other character we currently know in the Star Wars universe. The YouTube video creator theorizes that Rey’s complete backstory is tied to Luke’s old blue lightsaber, that originally belonged to Anakin Skywalker used in the Clone Wars.

“I strongly believe that one or both of Rey’s parents were Luke’s Jedi apprentices and that they’re among the bodies we see in front of the Knights of Ren. An alternate way to interpret this is that Luke ends up giving the lightsaber to Rey’s father or mother, believing them to be the rightful heir to the Jedi and angering Ben Solo because Luke doesn’t trust him to carry on the legacy. This would be huge for a villain who’s been set up to revere his grandfather. Luke might even suspect Ben is slowly being seduced to the Dark Side by Snoke as he picks his successor.”

I reccomend you watch the whole video above to hear the whole thing, which is much too long and involved to go into here.

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Rian Johnson One-Up’s JJ Abrams in Millenium Falcon Graffiti

Today the official Star Wars Twitter account released a high-resolution copy of the photo that was first shown on screen at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 with Rian writing something on the back of the Millennium Falcon. The former text read “J.J. was here! VII” (referring to The Force Awakens Episode number as the film didn’t have a title during filming) and Rian has crossed out the first “J” and added an “R” to the beginning, plus another Roman numeral “I” to the end.

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