Star Wars: The Force Awakens- News and Need to Know

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Its been a huge Star Wars day! Lots of announcements, lots of nerdgasms, lots of excitement, tears of joy, and a fan base that is rejoicing from the geek heaven tops. Looking all over the internet, it’s safe to say that the first day of Star Wars Celebration was a huge success.

Below is the mind blowing new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.




There is a lot to love about this trailer, but honestly…we all know Chew and Han stole the show.

Also, below are some interesting facts that were dropped in panels today that we think you Geeks might enjoy:


  • -That isnt Tatooine in the trailer like we all thought, it’s actually another desert planet called “Jakku”- pronounced “jock-oo”.
  • -New droids, such a “R5” and “R6” will be introduced in Force Awakens (at least their heads), and every pilot will have their own droid partner.
  • -Speaking of droids…You guys have met BB8, right? He’s the cutest new droid on the block (watch out R2) and he’s ALL practical effects! That’s right BB8 is not all CGI, he had a puppeteer on set with him!
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    Image via LucasFilm.
  • -Official names for your Force Awaken leads are: Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) Rey, (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega)
  • Left: Poe. Center: Rey. Right: Finn. Your Force Awakens leads! Image via LucasFilm
    Left: Poe. Center: Rey. Right: Finn. Your Force Awakens leads! Image via LucasFilm
  • -Rey is from the new desert plant depicted in the trailers, Jakku. She is a solitary scavenger who’s life is turned inside out when discovering another lead character. (We’re betting on Finn)
  • -Finn is a stormtropper, we who assume changes his course of destiny when he reacts differently from normal stormtropper behavior. All we know for the time being is that Finn is in grave danger during the course of the film.
  • -Poe seems to be the young Han Solo for this part of the arc, he’s an ace pilot sent on a mission by a certain princess….
  • -New stormtrooper designs! So slick!
  • Image via LucasFilm
    Image via LucasFilm
  • -Carrie Fish (Princess Leia) says the hair buns are currently tired (retired, possibly?)…so we may not see the iconic hair style in Force Awakens but she says there will be an alternative “thing” that the crowd will be into!- and it’s not a metal bikini.
  • Also, first official Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie poster!
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  • A little lack luster compared to all the amazing fan poster that have been in circulations for many seasons, but hey! At least it’s official. Projected release date is currently set for December 18th 2015.
  • -For our geek girls: Kennedy promises that there will be plenty of strong female leads in the upcoming Star Wars films, not just Force Awakens.

Any other interesting tidbits of news that you Geeks are excited about? Let’s hear about them in the comments!