Ahh. It’s that wonderful time every year where you kinda grin at the mention of “May the Fourth be with you,” and then roll your eyes a bit every subsequent time you hear it said aloud, or see it mentioned online. Well. Sorry to be that guy. But hey! May the Fourth! It’s Star Wars day! Don your gifs and spam your friends text messages and emails!
But we do have quite a bit to celebrate this year, seeing as how we have the first in a new trilogy of films coming in just over 7 months. We recently received one of the best trailers of all time on that front, but instead of playing that on loop a few times, here’s some new Star Wars photos (and a video) from the latest issue of Vanity Fair, as taken by Annie Leibovitz.
Here we see the film’s resident villain (Sith?) Kylo Ren, without his mask. Also there’s some really cool new Stormtrooper variations camouflaging nicely into the background (Snow Troopers?)
Lupita Nyong’o’s character Maz Kanata will be fully CGI.
If you were worried about any lack of the old school Star Wars puppets and costumes, have no fear. Director J.J. Abrams will be mixing a healthy dose of the old special effects with the new CGI we’ve all come to love and hate.
Here we have Gwendoline Christie playing a Chrometrooper. Her official title is ‘First Order Officer, Captain Phasma.’
Also, HUGE news. This just in. According to The Wrap, the second Star Wars ‘Anthology’ film, after Gareth Edwards ‘Rogue One’ will be a Boba Fett origin story, due 2018! Although director Josh Trank is no longer associated with the project, we can definitely look forward to this film which will explore the galaxy of the bounty hunters.
Amazon is having a MASSIVE Star Wars sale, for today only, to celebrate everything that is Star Wars, one of the world’s most beloved franchises. They’ve got a great deal going for their Star Wars Kindle books and comics – selling for up to 80% off.
Some other cool articles are floating around the web:
An Uncut and Non-Remastered List of Star Wars Editions!
Han Solo Has Always Been the Lead of Star Wars
The Best Star Wars Video Game
Is the Force A Religion?
4 thoughts on “May the Fourth Be With You! New Set Photos, A Boba Fett Solo Film, Great Deals and More!”
What’s up with the Kylo Ren picture looking super photoshoped?
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No clue lol.
It felt like I was waiting forever to do my May the 4th bit in my comic… like today would never get here… and then, just as suddenly it’s Cinco de Mayo!
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😕 That does suck actually.
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