We’ll have wait until December 18 to meet a bunch of new characters in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and while there are a handful of familiar faces waiting for us there as well, the animated Star Wars Rebels on Disney XD has been holding it down on that front. They’ve already brought back Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi Wan Kenobi, Lando Calrissian, and others. And the hits just keep on coming, as Grand Moff Tarkin makes an appearance on the show, which you can check it out in this clip from the episode “Call to Action” below.
Hey, remember the other day when everyone was reporting that Tatiana Maslany, the uber-talented star of BBC America’s clone drama Orphan Black, was going to be the female lead in Gareth Edwards’ upcoming standalone Star Wars spinoff? Well that might not be as written in stone, or, you know, as correct, as people thought, and it’s now being reported that instead of Maslany, Felicity Jones won the role.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jones beat out Maslany and Kate and Rooney Mara, as well as a variety of other actresses who weren’t named in reports ahead of time, for the undisclosed part. She is reportedly officially in talks with Lucasfilm for the film and they suspect to hear more soon.
The most famous Hutt of all time, Jabba the, obviously met his end a long time ago in Return of the Jedi. While they’ve been around, none of the fat, slimy bastards have played that key a role in the Star Wars universe since, but according to the latest internet scuttlebutt, we could be seeing them show up again and play an important part sooner rather than later.
Be warned, fair readers, there are sure to be some SPOILERS beyond this point.
Do your fingers ever start to go numb just from looking at the amazingly intricate work that some steady-handed artist had the time and dexterity to complete? I had to finish typing that sentence with my nose because these papercraft models are almost too amazing to be real. To kick it off, check out the lunar module from Apollo 13.
Darth Vader’s imposing black armor is rightfully iconic, cutting one of the most instantly recognizable silhouettes in pop culture history and just generally looking so badass that you can almost forget Lucas sullying it with Hayden Christensen’s whiny ass. Still, you have to think he’s got more than one outfit. You’ve got to peel that shit off every few weeks just to hose the burned-meat smell out of it and throw in some baby powder. I’m envisioning a walk-in closet on the Death Star filled with identical black get-ups, but surely Vader’s got some other options mixed in there too. Maybe something with a splash of color, like this:
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a new era for George Lucas’ beloved galaxy far, far away will begin, one which will define the franchise’s legacy as it extends into the 21st century. And with the Force Awakens trailer having racked up an insane number of viewings, it’s no surprise that fans have been riffing on it pretty much from the instant it went online. We’ve seen the trailer sweded and mashed up and even redone in neon. So why not reimagined in the style of an 8-bit ‘80s video game?