For years, James Cameron’s Titanic was the golden standard by which all American theatrical releases were judged, the magic money maker that no one would ever beat. Then, Cameron himself beat it, with Avatar, and a few years later Star Wars: The Force Awakens rocketed past both of those.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens ended with one of the all-time blockbuster cliffhangers, as an audience of reverent Star Wars fans waited for years for Luke Skywalker to speak his first words in decades and to finally, after all this time, just take the danged lightsaber.
Star Wars fans may have felt like a few things were, well, missing from The Last Jedi. Especially the funeral of Han Solo, who was killed by Kylo Ren at the end of The Force Awakens. Luckily, it’s been confirmed that Solo’s funeral isn’t being ignored. Instead, it’s part of the upcoming film novelization—along with…
This week, the next chapter in the Star Wars saga finally hits screens. There’s excitement in the air, but before we dive into the new, we at io9 decided to glance back a couple of years and reminisce about The Force Awakens, the movie that kicked off this new trilogy, and what it still means to us going into The Last…
Two years ago, the “Journey to The Force Awakens” gave us our first tentative steps into fertile new ground for Disney’s Star Wars canon: the three-decade period between Return of the Jedi and the time of the new sequel trilogy. Two years later, with The Last Jedi mere weeks away, we know so much more.
Every kid knows the best way to get almost every item on your Christmas list is to include one outlandish, obscenely-expensive item your parents will never go for. Out of guilt, they’ll happily deliver everything else on your list. But you’re an adult now, with a job and disposable income, so why not finally treat…
There is nothing Star Wars canon loves more than relentlessly filling in the gaps between the movies. But sometimes there are pretty big questions left by the films that need explaining... like Marvel’s latest comic answering how Phasma survived being tossed in the garbage on the exploding Starkiller Base to appear in …
There’s been a lot of debate about what makes the First Order Stormtroopers different from their predecessors, the Imperial ones. I mean, there are the surface things, like the altered outfits, new weapons, and restructured hierarchy. However, according to one of the Stormtrooper voice actors, one of the biggest…
At Star Wars Celebration this year, IDW announced Star Wars Adventures, a new all-ages take on the galaxy far, far away, distinct from Marvel’s Star Wars comic book offerings. That distinction is continuing with a new, stylized take on The Force Awakens, and we’ve got a new look inside.
Another Star Wars movie on the horizon means we can also expect a tidal wave of The Last Jedi toys flooding stores between now and the holidays. Lego will undoubtedly be revealing new sets soon, but who cares about building Kylo Ren’s new ship when this rolling Lego BB-8 is all kinds of wonderful?
The second episode of Lucasfilm’s new webseries Forces of Destiny is out, and it’s another cute entry featuring Rey and BB-8. It’s also another entry set in the 12-or-so-hour-long period between them meeting for the first time and heading to Niima Outpost to try and find the little droid’s owner.
Star Wars might bring people from across the world together, but sadly it couldn’t get John Boyega a date.
BB-8 is already one of the cutest parts of the new Star Wars franchise, but give him a floppy hat and flowing cape and I’m over the freaking forest moon of Endor.
Part of what made Han Solo’s demise in The Force Awakens so upsetting is that he didn’t get one last moment with his dear friend Luke before he died. But Mark Hamill apparently wanted Han’s death to play out slightly differently—in such a way that would’ve probably had us crying even more.
The last time we saw the spectacularly armored Captain Phasma, she was about to be shoved into a trash compacter at the end of The Force Awakens. And while we’ve known for awhile that one of Star Wars’ best villains-you-love-to-hate would be back, now we’re gonna find out how she escaped.
Rooted in the visual imagery of classic ships like the Millennium Falcon, Star Destroyers, X-Wings, and TIE Fighters, The Force Awakens didn’t get much of a chance to really give us some new iconic vehicles for the Star Wars saga. But one great new design it did give us was Rey’s Jakku Speeder—and it’s getting a…
They’re often hit or miss, but the Bad Lip Reading YouTube channel has finally tackled Star Wars: The Force Awakens, enlisting the voice talents of Mark Hamill to put words in Han Solo’s mouth, because Harrison Ford was probably busy crashing a plane somewhere.
Han Solo says you should never fuck with a Wookie because they’ll rip your arm off, and now we’ve got proof. Ouch.
In case 2016 couldn’t get any weirder, it turns out the man who created some of the most memorable moments in Star Wars through his epic compositions hasn’t bothered to watch any of them in action. That’s right, John Williams hasn’t seen Star Wars.
Did... did Daisy Ridley get an extended cut of The Force Awakens no one else has seen yet?