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The First Star Wars Spinoff May Focus On This Actress, Not Tatiana Maslany

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Felicity JonesHey, 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.

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These Star Wars Villains Could Make An Appearance In The Force Awakens

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JabbaThe 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.

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Amazing Sci-Fi Ship Models Made Entirely Out Of Paper

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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.

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Custom-Built Darth Vader Armor Gives The Dark Side A Splash Of Color

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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:

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The Force Awakens And Guardians Of The Galaxy Get An 8-Bit Makeunder

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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?

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The First Star Wars Spinoff May Have Landed Its Lead, Get The Details

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orphan blackSometimes it seems like the universe isn’t on our side, and other times it feels like we own it all. This is one of those latter instances, when things seem just a little too perfect. The latest news out of the Star Wars spinoff abyss is that Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany, an actress whose name we’ve been praising for ages around here, has landed a lead role. And if we’re lucky, she’ll be playing at LEAST six characters throughout the film, she has the skills.

The rumorish news comes from Total Geeks, whose sources have kept up with them since Maslany’s name was first put into the hat. The Canadian actress was reportedly a frontrunner from the very beginning, due to Disney and Lucasfilm being impressed with her, and their latest report says that she was offered the role and snatched it up.