A Shockingly In-Depth Examination of How Star Wars Characters Hold Their Weapons

The Star Wars films may be about a bunch of warriors, smugglers, and monarchs fighting for the fate of the galaxy, but it’s also about how good they look while doing it. That’s thanks in part to their iconic poses. Every Star Wars character has a preferred stance for how they hold their weapon of choice pre-combat.…

Your Very Own Lifesize Replica of BB-8 Will Cost You Almost $4,000

Considering how he steals almost every scene he’s in, it didn’t take long for BB-8 to become a fan favorite, and for everyone obsessed with Star Wars to want a rolling droid of their own. Sideshow Collectibles is about to make that dream come true, or at least as close as possible, with a new life-sized figure that…

This Glowstick-Shooting Star Wars Blaster Replica Looks Like It's Firing Actual Lasers

Star Wars cosplayers of the world take note: Joerg Sprave, the internet’s favorite slingshot-designing mad scientist, has come up with a clever way to simulate blaster fire in real life. Instead of employing dangerously powerful lasers that will get you kicked out of a convention faster than you can reload, his…

The Latest Poe Dameron Comic Connects His Missing Journey Through The Force Awakens to The Last Jedi

So far, Marvel Comics’ Poe Dameron series has given us a look at the hotshot Resistance pilot’s rise to glory as the leader of Black Squadron before the events of the sequel movie trilogy. But its most recent issue has brought us not just to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but beyond it—helping to recontextualize an…

Fan Creates Alternate Star Wars: The Force Awakens Opening Based on J.J. Abrams' Original Storyboards

Fans were giddy and nervous as they sat down to view J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015, not sure what to expect from the start of a new trilogy. The opening scene was nothing short of dramatic, but an alternate fan-animated version based on Abrams’ storyboards is arguably even more so.

Mark Hamill Finally Reveals That Big Change in The Force Awakens' Ending for The Last Jedi

Last year, Mark Hamill set off a flurry of speculation when he told Empire Magazine there was a big, last-minute alteration to the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, that would’ve changed something about the then-upcoming Last Jedi. Now that the latter film is finally out, Hamill was able to spill the beans on what…

io9 Roundtable: Revisiting The Force Awakens on the Eve of The Last Jedi

This week, the next chapter in the Star Wars saga finally hits screens. There’s excitement in the air, but before we dive into the new, we at io9 decided to glance back a couple of years and reminisce about The Force Awakens, the movie that kicked off this new trilogy, and what it still means to us going into The Last…

Kelly Marie Tran Was Working on The Last Jedi Before She Was Allowed to See The Force Awakens

Writer-director Rian Johnson cast Kelly Marie Tran as The Last Jedi’s Rose Tico in November 2015. A month later, shortly before The Force Awakens was set to premiere, she was in London for make-up and wardrobe tests but still didn’t know much about who she was playing. Rather naturally, she asked Johnson if she could…