Leia's lightsaber

One of the best things about Star Wars is how it distilled dozens of unrelated inspirations into a sci-fi world that felt simultaneously familiar and unlike anything people had ever seen. Tasked with wrapping up the entire Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker didn’t have quite the same freedom to innovate as George Lucas’s scrappy original 1977 film, but distilling reference material into new things is still an essential part of the franchise’s fabric.

Case in point: some new concept art has revealed that Leia’s lightsaber from The Rise of Skywalker was inspired by an art deco lamp. Check out the artwork below. Read More »

star wars episode 9 carrie fisher

It’s unclear how Star Wars: Episode 9 will handle Carrie Fisher’s tragic passing, but we do know that  through the use of unused Star Wars: The Last Jedi footage, General Leia Organa will appear onscreen one last time. And star Oscar Isaac assures us that in the film, Leia’s arc and Fisher’s passing will be handled in “a really beautiful way.”

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last jedi leia final lines

Carrie Fisher was many things over the course of her career: actress, writer, princess, general, and of course, script doctor. Over her 30-plus year career, she edited countless scripts and worked with a variety of renowned directors in the process.

Fisher began rewriting her lines during the first Star Wars trilogy, so it seems only fitting that the last script she would work on would be her final Star Wars film.

Major spoilers ahead, of course.

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Star Wars toy animation line forces of destiny

Star Wars will address head-on the #WheresRey controversy, in which action figures of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens main character played by Daisy Ridley were nowhere to be found compared to toys of the male characters.

Not only will girls get action figures of Rey, Leia Organa, Padme Amidala and all their other favorite female heroes in Star Wars, they’ll be getting female-driven short-form animation, children’s books, and apparel as part of a new multi-part campaign called Star Wars: Forces of Destiny.

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