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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Series Begins, Proving Rey Used the Force Well Before Meeting Kylo Ren

We've been really excited about the arrival of the Disney animated digital series, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, in which we'll delve deeper into the stories of the women of the Star Wars universe. The series launched today, and begins with Rey, BB-8...and a Nightwatcher worm. Check it out after the jump!

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Rian Johnson Explains a Big Change He Asked For At the End of The Force Awakens

Happy Star Wars Day, everyone! And what better way to celebrate than to hear new tidbits about the making of the most current films?

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Things We Saw Today: Here’s Some 90-Second Animated Versions of Movies Because You’re Too Busy

Russian animation company 420 (heh) created 90-second animated versions of some of the biggest movies in recent memory.

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Isolation, Abandonment, and Desert Planets: How I Connected With Rey’s Loneliness

However, pangs of loneliness struck when I reached adolescence, a time where I was trying to figure out my identity and place in the world. I always had a deep-seated need to connect with others, but I never fully realized it until I saw The Force Awakens.

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Chewbacca Made Good on the Big Threat of Wookiees in Deleted Force Awakens Scene

You might have noticed that Star Wars: The Force Awakens made some references to previous Star Wars material, but this Chewbacca Easter egg was apparently too much for Disney to stomach. In the above, fairly graphic scene, Chewie makes good on the threat from A New Hope that Wookiees have a tendency to rip off their opponents' arms, even if they're only really working with one of their own.

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Rogue One Stands as an Allegory for Women and People of Color Working to Change Fandom

Rogue One is a story about what it means—as a woman and/or a person of color—to leave your mark on the annals of a historic fandom.

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Daisy Ridley Says The Force Awakens Answered the Riddle of Rey’s Parents Already, so Let’s Speculate Wildly!

Is there a Star Wars equivalent to The Maury Show or what?

It's the debate that never ends. It goes on and on my friend...

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Things We Saw Today: Friendly Reminder That There Were Black Suffragettes, Too

Okay ladies, now let's get in formation.

Hordes of female voters are paying tribute to Susan B. Anthony by posting their "I Voted" stickers on her grave ahead of potentially electing the first female president. But as a Vogue article from 2015 points out, white women weren't the only suffragettes to exist and accomplish great things.

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Daisy Ridley Responds to the “Mary Sue” Criticism of Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

One of the biggest head-scratchers when it comes to criticism of The Force Awakens is the idea that Daisy Ridley's character Rey is a "Mary Sue." Here's her response to that.

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Ava DuVernay Suggested These Star Wars: The Force Awakens Reshoots that Put the Focus on Rey’s Perspective

Movie-making is a collaborative process, and J.J. Abrams asked many of his fellow filmmaking friends for their input during the editing process for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. One of the brilliant minds who offered a piece of advice to Abrams is the incomparable Ava DuVernay.

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Unkar Plutt Pisses Off the Wrong Wookiee in The Force Awakens Deleted Scene

Thanks to the deleted scenes in the 3D Blu-Rey edition of The Force Awakens, we get to find out what ultimately happened to Unkar Plutt.

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How did Poe Dameron Escape the TIE Fighter Crash on Jakku? LEGO Star Wars Reveals the Answer, At Last

No one knows how Poe Dameron managed to escape the blast from the TIE Fighter crash on Jakku at the beginning of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. At long last, that question will be answered... in a very unexpected place: the latest DLC for the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens game.

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[VIDEO] Don’t Call It a Comeback: Defending Reboots and Remakes

With reboots and remakes of long-running franchises and already existing, successful projects making up a significant number of films and TV shows released within the past few years, there's been some well-deserved complaints among fans who want Hollywood to take more chances on original stories. But, what do we mean when we say "original?"

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ Visual Effects Reel Shows Off How Often Practical Effects Got Used Instead

Star Wars: The Force Awakens made a point of using practical effects whenever possible, as this VFX reel from Industrial Light and Magic proves.

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Sphero’s BB8 Toy Gets Even Cooler With “Force” Controls

Search your wallet. You know it to be empty.

Hey, remember that imagination-capturing BB8 toy that we all wanted before we even saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and that we only wanted more after the movie finally dropped? Now it has an equally outlandishly expensive but also incredibly nifty peripheral: the Force Band, which allows you to control BB8 with the Force (kind of), among other things.

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Things We Saw Today: What the Hecking Heck Is Going On in This GIF?

The Verge's James Vincent found the most perfect slapstick GIF in the world, and performed an admirable job breaking it down and analyzing it.

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Tim the Enchanter Makes for a Better Conversationalist Than Luke in Force Awakens/Monty Python Mashup

"There are some who call me... Tim."

Rey could've found anybody on that mountaintop. Let's be honest with ourselves. So what might it have looked like if she found, say... Tim the Enchanter?

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On Captain America: Civil War, Stucky Fandom, and “Why Can’t They Just Be Friends?”

There is only one romantic arc in Captain America: Civil War, and if you hadn't seen the movie and had only read the internet for the past few months, you might think that arc unfolds between Captain America and the Winter Soldier. But, of course, that's not how the story goes.

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J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy Are LEGO Star Wars Characters Now, and I’m a Bit Jealous

J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy were just revealed as two of the character model unlocks for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game.

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Maisie Richardson-Sellers to Play Vixen on Legends of Tomorrow

Earlier this month, we learned that Vixen would be a series regular on Season 2 of The CW's Legend of Tomorrow, but that Megalyn Echikunwoke, who had previously played Vixen on the series, would need to be recast due to scheduling conflicts.

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