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New LucasFilm Project, Star Wars: Identities, Revealed

It Came From Outer Space

Lucasfilm registered a domain name last week that had people all a flutter, What could it be? A new film? TV show? A video game? Comic book? Nay, it seems Star Wars: Identities is a interactive museum exhibit! 

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“Get to know the characters of Star Wars on a whole new level. Stunning costumes, models, and artwork from the films. A complete interactive immersion into the world of Star Wars,” teases the site. The exhibit opens April 19  at the Montreal Science Center and on October 22 at the Telus World of Science in Edmonton, Canada. The site also features a trailer filled will Star Wars-themed ink blots (or is that just me?).

The museums’ websites give information about what you can actually expect from the exhibit. “Visitors of all ages learn the components of human identity in this character-driven adventure into what makes us who we are.”

How did Luke and Anakin, who share the same genes and grew up on the same planet, become such different people? Don’t miss this unique travelling exhibition, which looks at the characters of Star Wars—and you—in an exciting new way.

  • A vast collection of Star Wars props, costumes, models, and artwork from the Lucasfilm Archives, including iconic items like Darth Vader’s costume, the Millennium Falcon model, and Anakin’s full-sized Podracer.
  • An insightful investigation into the sciences of identity, developed by the Montreal Science Centre and a committee of scientific advisers, shedding light on what can make fictional characters who they are and what makes you you.
  • A multimedia Identity Quest inviting you to create your own unique and personalized Star Wars identity.
  • Behind the scenes insight into the creation of the characters of Star Wars and fun facts from the movie-making process.

“The Star Wars saga continues to captivate audiences who find connection to its richly diverse cast of wonderful characters,” said Kyra Bowling, Lucasfilm’s Exhibits Manager, in their press release. “Star Wars provides a natural lens through which to explore the themes of personal identity and character. This innovative exhibition lets visitors of all ages investigate, in a fun and educational way, the factors and forces that help shape who we are as individuals.”

There’s no word yet on when or if the exhibit will make it to other countries but odd are, if it’s successful, it will. They’re going to be using “material and artifacts from Lucasfilm—among them Anakin’s full-sized podracer—and research from experts in the fields of genetics, neuropsychology, health sciences and psychology.” Tickets are on sale now at

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Jill Pantozzi
Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."

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