Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber is no more—at least namewise, that is. It turns out, internally at Lucasfilm, the marketing team no longer views this weapon as one owned by the fallen Jedi... but instead, it’s now officially Rey’s weapon of choice.
Late last night, Lucasfilm and Disney announced Forces of Destiny, a new animated series/merchandise line focusing on the female heroes of the Star Wars galaxy. The idea of new stories with these characters was already fascinating, but now that we know even more about the series, we can’t wait until it arrives.
Rooted in the visual imagery of classic ships like the Millennium Falcon, Star Destroyers, X-Wings, and TIE Fighters, The Force Awakens didn’t get much of a chance to really give us some new iconic vehicles for the Star Wars saga. But one great new design it did give us was Rey’s Jakku Speeder—and it’s getting a…
Back in last July, we learned that whatever hairdo Daisy Ridley was sporting as Rey was somehow so important that Lucasfilm felt it needed to be hidden, even when Ridley was just working out. Now, thanks to a picture of empty toy packaging, this great mystery of our time has been solved.
Warning: This could be nothing or it could be everything. Sometime in the past few months, the official Star Wars database entries for Rey and Kylo Ren were updated. Admittedly these get updated fairly regularly, adding detail as plot points slide from being considered spoilers to becoming simple facts. But these last…
Did... did Daisy Ridley get an extended cut of The Force Awakens no one else has seen yet?
Did you know Harrison Ford wore digital hair extensions in The Force Awakens? Well, that’s just one of the awesome tidbits J.J. Abrams gives up during an illuminating director’s commentary that’ll be available November 15 on the film’s 3D Blu-ray release.
It wouldn’t be the middle movie in a Star Wars trilogy without a shocking parental reveal, right?
C-3PO’s sage advice to R2-D2 in A New Hope served as a terse reminder as to why you should never cross Chewbacca—but The Force Awakens nearly had a scene that would’ve reminded us of this wisdom in a much more brutal fashion, and now you can see a glimpse of it.
Okay, we lied when we said the last Rey figure from Hot Toys was the one we were waiting for. It’s this one instead.
At io9, we love wild theories about movies and TV shows based on actor hair length (just look at our shockingly extensive coverage of Jon Snow’s locks). So when Daisy Ridley reveals that she has to hide her Episode VIII hairstyle for spoilers’ sake, even while she’s just working out, you can be damn well sure we pay…
We know that Luke and Rey will be spending time together in Star Wars Episode VIII. And we can only hope it proves the fan theory that Luke really only knows how to train a Jedi the same way he was trained.
The Force Awakens had lots of lovely surprises—but one of the biggest of all was just how relative newcomer Daisy Ridley completed nailed her portrayal of Rey. Now that we’ve seen her audition though, it’s hard not to see why the production team fell in love with her, too.
There was a lot of potential when someone at Disney decided to turn Rey’s Speeder into a USB flash drive. That is, until the company decided to cheap out and put a paltry 4GB of storage in it. It won’t even be able to hold the HD digital copy of The Force Awakens you’re so desperate to download.
Go on. You deserve more than a quarter portion.
There are a few big mysteries in The Force Awakens. We’ve discussed one already (the identity of the First Order’s Supreme Leader Snoke) so now it’s time to discuss an even more pressing question: Who are Rey’s parents? The internet has some ideas—lots of ideas, each crazier than the last. Here are two dozen…
Star Wars toys have been in the news, as people reacted angrily to the distinct lack of merchandise based on The Force Awakens’ main hero, Rey—culminating in rage over a Rey-less Monopoly set. Hasbro have promised to include Rey in a later set, but why wait? Here’s some Rey merch you can get your hands on right now.
The problems of female characters being under-represented in geek merchandise is real. But when it’s a secondary character like Gamora or Black Widow, at least toy companies have an excuse. When the girl is not just the star of the movie, but of the whole franchise, that’s another story.