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... instead, it's now officially Rey's weapon of choice.
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After teasing it yesterday with some gorgeous covers, Vanity Fair has released its cover story for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and it's packed with new information about the movie — but it also gives us our first look at two mysterious new characters coming to the Star Wars saga.
From the very first moment that the world saw Finn meet Poe Dameron in The Force Awakens, some Star Wars fans glommed on to the (very plausible) idea that there was a spark of attraction between the two handsome rebels. Aside from a few furtive glances in the movie, though, there's been no real evidence supporting the Finn-Poe ship... until, perhaps, now.
With the release of every new Star Wars movie comes a sprawling, high fashion photo spread courtesy of Vanity Fair, featuring the latest movie's cast in all of their gritty, space-faring glory. This month's issue will have four different covers photographed by Annie Leibovitz, and they are absolutely stunning.
Video: World-class Star Wars nerd Adam Savage is a particularly big fan of Chewbacca. But he's also an electronics expert in addition to being an incredibly talented creator and props master, so really, it makes sense that he'd combine a Wookie suit with an animatronic Threepio for the ultimate Empire Strikes Back cosplay.
Video: For decades, Star Wars has been treated as a series for boys — but ever since 1977, girls and women all over the world have loved the saga too. A new documentary plans to speak to those female fans to see what inspired their relationship with the galaxy far, far, away, and the heartwarming trailer is worth a watch.
Video: Oh, Luke, telling the world the Jedi are finished doesn't feel quite as dramatic when it's via text bubble. With both Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Battlefront 2 on the horizon, one fan has started the 8-bit (technically 16-bit) parody trailer wagon rolling... and he has the approval of TLJ's director himself.
Video: The original Star Tours has a place in the heart of many Star Wars fans — although following its revamp back in 2011, it's now impossible to experience Disney's first foray into the world of Star Wars rides in person. At least this amazing fan-made project lets you rekindle a few of those memories.
It's been two years since Marvel regained the rights to make Star Wars comics, and since then the publisher has released a ton of comics, both ongoing and miniseries. Want some recommendations on what's out there? We've ranked them all, from the must-reads to the ones you should avoid like they were old Jar Jar Binks.
The Star Wars Expanded Universe is no more. In many cases; this is no big loss — some stories and characters are best tossed into a black hole and never spoken of again. But the EU had plenty of good stories, too — tales so good we're genuinely sad they will lose whatever little canonization they had. Here are the 10 Expanded Universe books, comics and more that we'll miss the most.
You'd be gravely disappointed if it was too surprising, or too sophisticated. So relax: The Force Awakens has the campy, familiar warmth of a jean jacket you haven't worn in 25 years that somehow still fits perfectly. It is a luxuriant river of movie-theatre cheese. American cheese. So you grin, not wince, when Oscar Isaac — as hotshot pilot Poe Dameron, who swaggers around like he walked off the set of either the Saturday Night Fever remake or the cover of Darkness on the Edge of Town — adds to this supercut. And then, two hours later: "Guys, we got a lot of company." You'll still be grinning.