Some Star Wars fans had a problem with Daisy Ridley‘s character Rey using the famed Jedi mind trick in The Force Awakens when her knowledge of the Force seemed so limited. Well, worry no more! The recently released Last Jedi novelization finally provides an explanation for Rey’s mind-trick-mastery.
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Fans didn’t know what to expect when they sat down in darkened theaters for the anticipated return of the Star Wars franchise with J.J. Abrams‘ The Force Awakens. After the familiar opening crawl disappeared from the screen, The Force Awakens drops viewers right in the middle of the action. In a span of minutes, a Jakku village is besieged by First Order troops, Poe Dameron is captured, and Finn gets his tragic origin story.
It’s a sensational start to a great film, but it wasn’t the only opening that Abrams considered. Several The Force Awakens alternate openings were considered by Abrams, several of which were storyboarded. One particularly gripping alternate opening even went into production. You may remember it. The one with Luke’s hand. Now, one of those alternate openings has been given the fan animation treatment.
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In a small but interesting bit of information, Daisy Ridley, star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, recently confirmed the original name of her character Rey. We’ve actually heard this early name before, but up until now it was thought to just be a placeholder or codename until the real name was finalized. Ridley’s recent statements seem to change that. Learn the shocking truth (okay, it’s not really that shocking) behind Rey’s original name!
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Like a lot of you, I wish I had over $100 to spare to buy a remote control BB-8 droid. What could’ve been an annoying and cloying droid turned out to be an adorable scene-stealer in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Director J.J. Abrams never gives us too much of a good thing, cutting to the character only when necessary. People have fallen head over heels for the spirited droid, including a creative content producer by the name of Steve Czarnecki.
After the jump, check out a BB-8 theater chair created by Czarnecki.
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Star Wars Bits ain’t like dusting crops, boy. This edition of news from a galaxy far, far away includes:
- Pottery Barn as a Millennium Falcon bed for purchase
- Colin Trevorrow teases work on Star Wars: Episode IX
- Star Wars Battlefront beta begins in October
- Star Wars: Episode VIII returning to The Force Awakens filming location
- Find out how C-3PO got a red arm in comic book one-shot
- Tearing open Sphero‘s remote-controlled BB-8 toy
- Anthony Daniels talks life as C-3PO and The Force Awakens secrecy
- Interview with Star Wars toys designer Mark Boudreaux
- New Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster art
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Because of time zones and staggered release patterns, our friends over in Europe often get to see some of the biggest releases before we do in the United States. In fact, in the case of Marvel Studios’ productions or James Bond movies, they get to see them a few days earlier. Now, it sounds like Disney is doing the same thing with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The Force Awakens UK release date has been confirmed to be December 17th while the release date in France will actually be a bit earlier on December 16th. So now is the time to get a plane ticket to see the film as soon as possible. Read More »
Coinciding with last week’s Force Friday festivities, the official Star Wars website made a few additions to their databank that should have fans of the galaxy far, far away raising one of their eyebrows inquisitively. Some of them we already new about while others have some vague new details that just have us asking more questions.
For example, at Comic-Con Domhnall Gleeson spoiled the fact that The First Order base in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was called Starkiller Base, inspired by the original surname for Skywalker in the first draft of the script for the first Star Wars movie. And now The Force Awakens Starkiller Base has officially been added to the databank. However, its description raises some questions. Beware of spoilers! Read More »
It’s officially Force Friday, and in addition to all the new toys and various goodies you can get related to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, today also brings the first official books that are part of The Journey to The Force Awakens, filling in the gap of time between Return of the Jedi and the new sequel.
The most immediate and informative story with regards to the state of the galaxy after the events of Return of the Jedi is Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig, making his debut as an author of Star Wars stories. So how does the book hold-up on our Journey to The Force Awakens, and does it give us any hints about what to expect in Episode VII?
Get some information on what to expect from the book and also Star Wars Aftermath reviews below!
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One of the best things about a new Star Wars movie coming this winter is that we’re also getting an entirely new feature length score from legendary composer John Williams. However, for fans who were hoping to hear the music he wrote far in advance of the movie’s release, we have some potentially bad news.
A press release from Walt Disney Records went out today announcing that the Star Wars: The Force Awakens score won’t be available for purchase until the movie is in theaters this holiday season. Read More »
With Force Friday in the United States just hours away, Star Wars fans will soon be getting their hands on a slew of new Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys. And while there’s a currently airing unboxing live stream of all the new Star Wars merchandise hitting shelves tonight, we’re still learning of new characters that have gone under the radar so far.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys are already being sold in the Philippines, and a photo of a previously unseen action figure has revealed a new character known as a Guavian Enforcer. Check out a photo of the action figure, and learn a little bit about this The Force Awakens Guavian Enforcer after the jump! Read More »