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Gotta love Adam Driver. Not only did he make whiny dark side baby Kylo Ren into an empathetic and nuanced character, but he just can’t stop dropping spoilers. Darth Vader’s grandson caused some potentially huge (likely fake) controversy when made a comment about Rey in his GQ profile: “You have, also, the hidden identity of this princess who’s hiding.” Could it be true? Are Kylo and Rey the Jacen and Jaina analogues expanded universe fans have been dreaming of? Probably not, but isn’t this fun?

Star Wars Explained has made this handy video explaining just how Phasma got out of that trash compactor and what happened after the final act drama at Starkiller Base. The video is a round-up of Kelly Thompson and Marco Checcetto’s four issue mini series about the shiny Stormtrooper. Like most of the Star Wars comics, the book is a treat and we definitely recommend checking it out before Phasma’s return in The Last Jedi.

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YAY MORE PORG NEWS! It feels like there definitely hasn’t been enough of that this time around, but luckily for us, the gorgeous Black Series is putting out some scale 6″ Porgs (via Jedine).

We waited so long for a full Star Wars trailer and then three came along. Well kind of. We get a few previously unseen glimpses of the new movie in this brand new TV Spot that premiered during the World Series. One of the most exciting parts is undoubtedly the appearance of the apparent “Force Trees,” which are Force sensitive plants that were recently introduced into canon in the comic books. This is another fantastically edited trailer that really builds up the duality of the dark side and the light. We’re big Force Tree fans, so let’s hope fans are right about these things playing a big role in the films.

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Turns out that Harrison Ford is not only really freaking cool, but he’s also the reason that Mark Hamill returned to Star Wars for The Force Awakens. Though Hamill has never shied away from his Star Wars fame there was something about the request to return that terrified him. “I was just really scared. I thought, why mess with it? The idea of catching lightning in a bottle twice was ridiculously remote,” Hamill told the New York Times in a wonderfully honest and intimate profile.

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In another moment from his GQ profile Adam Driver shared a sweet moment about Princess Leia herself, describing a conversation they had at San Diego Comic Con. When wondering about how to deal with the intensity of a huge event like SDCC, Carrie Fisher offered up some sound advice. “She was like, ‘Just pretend you’re down to earth. People love that shit.’ So now I pretend I’m down to earth and you know what? People really do love that shit. They eat it up.” Even in death, Fisher is winning out hearts.

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During his recent profile with the New York Times Mark Hamill revealed another startlingly honest tidbit, about his feelings around the changes Luke has made from the original trilogy to The Last Jedi. “That’s the hard part,” Mr. Hamill said. “You don’t want to admit how possessive you’ve become. There are times where you go, ‘Really? That’s what they think of Luke? I’m not only in disagreement‚ I’m insulted.’ But that’s the process and you thrash it all out.” After 40 years, we’re not surprised that a new iteration of his iconic character took some getting used to.

Let’s close this out with the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi international trailer. It’s pretty much the same as the main trailer, but it does have some very exciting extra action shots.

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