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Today in The Force Awakens: The mother of all prop galleries, Hamill on staying mum

helmetsThere’s a fairly epic gallery of props from The Force Awakens at Wired today. Lots of good stuff for weapons and helmet geeks. And yes, some of them do have very complicated names.

Mark Hamill on keeping secrets. (No, he’s not in mo-cap for Star Wars.)

The Force Awakens has already pulled in more than $50M in advance ticket sales, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Empire has a new Kylo Ren photo (not that different from several of the old Kylo Ren photos) and Adam Driver’s compares the character to a religious fanatic. (It’s Adam Driver’s birthday, by the way. He is 32.)

→ Check out a custom stormtrooper Fiat 500e, on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Hollywood Reporter on The Force Awakens’ Oscar chances. It’s not that kind of movie, kids, but knock yourselves out, I guess.

Today in The Force Awakens: New Noto, interviews with Kasdan and Kaplan

tfa-noto-30dTo celebrate the 30 day marker, Phil Noto cooked up a new The Force Awakens piece.

→ Wired has an interview with Lawrence Kasdan and, in the U.K. version for some reason, costume designer Michael Kaplan with a straight from the set armor gallery.

→ George Lucas tells Vanity Fair why he’s done directing mainstream movies.

Daisy Ridley and Lupita Nyong’o aren’t the only new cast members fashion magazining it up: Domhnall Gleeson is chilling with model Gigi Hadid in Portugal for Vogue.

Video: New Finn-centric The Force Awakens commercial


This is, per JoBlo’s count anyway, our fifth TV spot for The Force Awakens.

On that note, over at Empire, John Boyega talks about holding the lightsaber for the first time.

Discussion topic: If the First Order is raising kids to be stormtroopers, why does Finn have an American Outer Rim accent? Do only the officers get the Proper Imperial Elocution package?

Roundup: 30 days until The Force Awakens (Come play with us, Danny.)


Today we’re one month away from The Force Awakens. Well, those of us who have tickets for the December 17th showings do as I post this. (Check your local theater – they likely still have tickets.)

Star Wars is forever and ever (and ever) Wired reminds us, in another article from their Star Wars issue. (Remember the J.J. interview?) There’s not any real news here if you’ve been paying attention, but it is a good look at the new mega movie franchise blueprint. Elsewhere, a look at the Disney empire and their gatefold Millennium Falcon cover.

→ Fashion designers are reinterpreting looks from the Force Awakens that will be auctioned for charity. The Force 4 Fashion looks will be revealed on December 2.

Greg Grunberg on shooting The Force Awakens. J.J. Abrams is mean.

Hasbro says demand for The Force Awakens toys was higher than they expected. “No shit,” say collectors everywhere, rolling their eyes.

The Force Awakens: How tall is a Snoke?

snokeAndy Serkis talks to Empire about filming his scenes as Supreme Leader Snoke… Who is supreme in any number of ways. Namely, he is tall.

“It was quite an unusual situation,” Serkis tells us in the new issue of Empire. “I worked specifically with Domhnall Gleeson and with Adam Driver. My first day was basically standing on a 25-foot podium doing Lord Snoke without the faintest idea what he looked like… or in fact who he was! I was very high up, totally on my own, away from everybody else, but acting with them.”

Echoing his comments to Entertainment Weekly, Serkis also calls the character “severely damaged.”

Her Universe and Hot Topic launch a new Star Wars collection

Her Universe and Hot Topic launched a new Star Wars collection today! Several of the designs are available now, with more coming next month. And, Ashley Eckstein tells The Daily Dot, there’s another in development.

The items are avaliable in extended sizes, and Hot Topic’s sister shop Torrid will carry some items as well, including a lightsaber dress based on the skirt introduced earlier this year.

Ashley is also encouraging fans to share with the hashtag #MyStarWarsStory:

Not everything from the line is for sale at the moment, but what is can be found online at Hot Topic.

First (non-action figure) look at The Force Awakens’ Constable Zuvio

zuvioWith Entertainment Weekly out of the way, now it’s Empire’s turn for an ‘exclusive:’ The reveal of Constable Zuvio. We’ve seen him in action figure form, but now we learn:

[He’s] a “vigilant law officer on a mostly lawless world” who “keeps order in a frontier trading post”. He’s also apparently “tough and humorless”.

That’s a pretty wacky color scheme for a dude who doesn’t have a sense of humor, no? (It’s very ’80s-trying-to-be-’40s diner.) Although it’s nice to see that Jakku won’t be a total wall of neutral colors.