We’ll learn about Finn’s origins in Rise of Skywalker (and other news)

The Rise of Skywalker will address Finn’s origins, J.J. Abrams tells Vanity Fair‘s Anthony Breznican. “I’m not saying we get full, exhaustive downloads on all of their childhoods and every major step that got them to where they are,” Abrams said. “But there are a lot of questions about Finn’s past, about Poe’s past, obviously Rey and Kylo, and then some of the new characters we meet.”


The Adam Driver interview promised by his Rolling Stone cover has arrive online. He talks about not whacking Max von Sydow with a lightsaber, flying home just post-Skywalker “in a daze” and Kylo’s path.

On that note, here’s a full explainer on Kylo – which also covers the spare few books and comics he appears in – for a refresher.


The cast Q&A was held today at Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge with J.J. Abrams, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Kelly Marie Tran, Keri Russell, Anthony Daniels and Naomi Ackie. You can watch it whenever via the magic of Youtube:


Going back to magazines, start keeping an eye out for the People collector’s edition. The full special is on Youtube (or above) and contains a few new behind-the-scenes shots.


There is a makeup line this time after all. The Star Wars line from makeup artist Pat McGrath – who consulted on The Force Awakens’ Cover Girl line – is only available in the UK at launch, but fans will be able to buy it internationally online. There is, alas, no nail polish.

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