As you know, Kevin Smith is a huge Star Wars fan and like the rest of us, he enjoys talking about fan theories. During a recent episode of the Fatman on Batman podcast, Smith shared his favorite fan theory that involves Rey’s mom being fan favorite character Ahsoka. In fact, he liked the theory so much that he contacted J.J. Abrams to talk to him about it! Here’s what Smith had to say:
If you weren’t a fan of the way director Rian Johnson handled the answer to Rey’s origin in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, you’ll be happy to know that that’s not the final word. In a recent interview with HuffPost, the director talks about why he took this aspect of the story in the direction that he did and also says the real truth behind Rey’s parentage is still open.
Hot Toys has released a bunch of photos showing off their new Rey action figure with the resistance outfit that she wore at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens when she traveled to Ahch-To to confront Luke Skywalker, get some answers, and begin her Jedi training. As you can see, their latest Star Wars collector’s figure turned out awesome. Here are the details that came along with the photos:
In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, fans were introduced to our new heroine Rey and her incredible journey to assist the Resistance to stop the First Order’s menacing plan and find the legendary Luke Skywalker.
With the Star Wars Celebration 2016 just around the corner, Hot Toys is delighted to celebrate this special occasion and is excited to introduce a new exclusive 1/6th scale collectible figure of the beloved Rey in her new Resistance outfit as seen in the epic moment of the film where we meet Luke Skywalker once again.
Attention, Star Wars fans: It’s time to make some room on your desk, toy shelf, bookshelf, and in your closet.
Disney and Lucasfilm announced Star Wars Force Friday II, a global fan event celebrating the launch of Star Wars: The Last Jedi products. Toys, collectibles, books, apparel, and more will go on sale beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017, with stores around the world opening for a weekend-long celebration of all things Star Wars. In addition, packaging for the new line, featuring striking images of a lightsaber-wielding Rey, Poe Dameron, and Finn, was also revealed today and can be seen above. Continue reading
Star Wars: Episode VIII director Rian Johnson recently sat down with USA Today to talk about his highly anticipated film project. During the interview, the director talked about what he wants from the film and how he approached handling its characters.
“I want it to be a blast and to be funny and to be a ride the way The Force Awakens and the original Star Wars movies were.”
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens was met with almost universal praise upon its release, but it did not escape spurring some controversy among viewers. One scene that left a lot of fans scratching their heads was when the Millennium Falcon returned to the Resistance Base at the end of the film. Those paying attention will notice that Chewbacca exits the Falcon and awkwardly walks past Leia while tending to Finn. Leia then has an emotional hug with Rey. Due to this scene closely following the death of Han Solo, many fans questioned why Leia and Chewie did not embrace one another after the loss of someone that was so close to both of them.
Thankfully Director, producer and co-writer J.J. Abrams has finally set the record straight. Abrams recently spoke with /Film about the scene and gave some interesting insight into why it played out the way it did: Continue reading
Star Wars: The Force Awakens breakout star Daisy Ridley took the stage to present an award at the Oscars, and on the red carpet, the actress talked to MTV about reprising her role as Rey and acting opposite Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker in the upcoming sequel, Star Wars: Episode VIII. Continue reading
A new edition of the board game for The Force Awakens includes Finn, Kylo Ren, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader tokens – with the notable absence of Rey, the film’s lead.
She has been embraced by fans as this generation’s new film hero, but in the most recent release of the Star Wars Monopoly game, Rey is nowhere to be seen.
Instead, the game released by Disney and Hasbro features the four character tokens of Finn, Kylo Ren, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. It is the latest in a line of official merchandise that has drawn ire for prioritising less prominent male characters over Rey. Continue reading
“The Force. It’s calling to you. Just let it in.”
The release of one of the most highly anticipated movies of all time, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is almost here! Featuring a cast of new and familiar faces, the epic sequel takes Star Wars fans on a very exciting journey in a galaxy far, far away! Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are very thrilled to officially present a special sixth scale collectibles set of Rey and the lovable droid BB-8!
Our new heroine Rey is a resilient survivor, a scavenger toughened by a lifetime of dealing with the cutthroats of the harsh desert world of Jakku. We are sure Star Wars fans are anxious to see where the journey will lead for Rey and her newfound droid.
The highly-accurate Rey collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Daisy Ridley in the film featuring a newly developed head sculpt with fine hair sculpture, two interchangeable looks, meticulously tailored outfit, highly detailed accessories, and a hexagonal figure stand with the Resistance’s emblem.
The highly accurate BB-8 collectible is specially crafted on the image of the uniquely designed droid in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. BB-8 features a newly developed spherical body embedded with self-balancing mechanisms, LED light-up eyes, and a specially designed Jakku desert-themed figure base attachable to Rey’s hexagonal figure stand. Continue reading