Star Wars: The Force Awakens ended with one of the all-time blockbuster cliffhangers, as an audience of reverent Star Wars fans waited for years for Luke Skywalker to speak his first words in decades and to finally, after all this time, just take the danged lightsaber.
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Star Wars fans may have felt like a few things were, well, missing from The Last Jedi. Especially the funeral of Han Solo, who was killed at the end of The Force Awakens. Luckily, it's been confirmed that Solo's funeral isn't being ignored. Instead, it's part of the upcoming film novelisation - along with some deleted scenes, and an extended look at Canto Bight, because everyone wants more of that, right?
Three years ago, the "Journey to The Force Awakens" gave us our first tentative steps into fertile new ground for Disney's Star Wars canon: The three-decade period between Return of the Jedi and the time of the new sequel trilogy. Three years later, with The Last Jedi mere weeks away, we know so much more.
Every kid knows the best way to get almost every item on your Christmas list is to include one outlandish, obscenely expensive item your parents will never go for. Out of guilt, they will happily deliver everything else on your list. But you're an adult now, with a job and disposable income, so why not finally treat yourself to those top-tier items your parents would have scoffed at?
There's been a lot of debate about what makes the First Order Stormtroopers different from their predecessors, the Imperial ones. I mean, there are the surface things, like the altered outfits, new weapons and restructured hierarchy. However, according to one of the Stormtrooper voice actors, one of the biggest differences can be summed up in one word: "Traitor!"
The second episode of Lucasfilm's new webseries Forces of Destiny is out, and it's another cute entry featuring Rey and BB-8. It's also another entry set in the 12-or-so-hour-long period between them meeting for the first time and heading to Niima Outpost to try and find the little droid's owner.
The last time we saw the spectacularly armoured Captain Phasma, she was about to be shoved into a trash compacter at the end of The Force Awakens. And while we've known for a while that one of Star Wars' best villains-you-love-to-hate would be back, now we're gonna find out how she escaped.
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 fabulous new toy this spring.
Video: They're often hit or miss, but the Bad Lip Reading YouTube channel has finally tackled Star Wars: The Force Awakens, enlisting the voice talents of Mark Hamill to put words in Han Solo's mouth, because Harrison Ford was probably busy crashing a plane somewhere.
We all have a friend who collects vinyl. At first, you may have judged them for their perceived "hipster nonsense", but I'll bet you've come around. I see you spying on new record players, figuring out how to get started. And that artwork. It's stunning, and honestly a reason all on its own to invest in the hobby. You know this.
But what better way to avoid having to admit you've fallen head first into the retro trap than to gift those awesome looking (and sounding) albums you've found online to a loved one? If you need some inspiration, here's a list of our favourite six released in 2016.
Olly Moss has created some truly amazing bits of pop culture art over the years, but not every idea makes it to a final product. Seeing those ideas never make it, from a creative standpoint, is always a little melancholy, but when you see something that's truly gorgeous that never came to be, it's heartbreaking.
There was a lot of amazing visual setpieces in The Force Awakens, made possibly by the incredible wizardry of ILM and many other VFX studios. But sometimes the best use of CGI is one where you had no idea its even used, as J.J. Abrams points out in this exclusive clip from his new Force Awakens commentary track.
Video: The Force Awakens is getting the 3D Blu-ray collector's edition treatment on November 2, and we've already started to get peeks at extras that will be included with the release. Today, we learned that one of J.J. Abrams' filmmaking peers made a key suggestion, making an important scene even more impactful.
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 have reminded us of this wisdom in a much more brutal fashion, and now you can see a glimpse of it.