The Force Awakens is one of the American Film Institute’s Movies of the Year. Inside Out, Mad Max: Fury Road and The Martian were also honored.
→ For GQ, Oscar Isaac covers Bill Murray’s classic lounge-singer version of the Star Wars theme. With new words! Also singing: Everyone.
→ Alyssa Rosenberg at The Washington Post looks at how The Force Awakens plays into the ‘great cultural debates’ of our time.
→ Gizmodo takes a look at Star Wars merchandising in Hungary, which gets pretty damn weird. (Creamed corn? Chicken nuggets? Foie Gras?)
→ Rolling Stone posted their full interview with Harrison Ford; Greg Grunberg on getting his own action figure.
→ Quentin Tarantino has accused Disney of trying to strong-arm his latest movie, The Hateful Eight, out of ArcLight theaters with The Force Awakens.
Who dares take the Jabba the Hutt costume out on a test run? Bonnie does. For science! Or something.
It can turn on your TV. No, really. The perfect gift for the squib in your life, I’m sure Santa Maul would say.
Trendhunter Magazine has compiled a list of what they call 45 Creative Star Wars Innovations but is really just a list of cool random stuff they found on the internet. It’s a mix of official and fan-made things we’ve seen before and some we haven’t. Enjoy! (via)
Both StarWars.com and Rebelscum are covering the reveals heavily… I can’t even begin to catch up at this point! Above, a Dagobah Frog Habitat from Uncle Milton, another ‘Seriously?’ item from the brains behind the Force Trainer.
UPDATE: More Force Trainer action at Gizmodo.