A long time ago in a galaxy far far away movie goers were overly excited for the release of the original Star Wars prequels but by the time “Revenge of the Sith” came about all feelings of good will towards George Lucas had ebbed away. But then Disney purchased the “Star Wars” franchise from Mr Lucas and since the star of 2013 we have had a new movie announced, a new children’s TV show launch, a series of spin-off movies announced and the news that the series will be returning to Marvel comics with a series of ongoing comic books.
Right now with so much happening we’ve decided to do a quick news round up of some of the most interesting stories coming out of “The Force Awakens” over the last couple of weeks.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Names
When the new trailer was first released the one thing that we didn’t actually get was the names of any of the characters who were featured through out the trailer. But that has changed over the last couple of weeks as the names, or assumed names, of the characters are getting released slowly in to the public domain.
So far these are the names of the new characters, that will be joining the returning cast, that have been released.
Finn (John Boyega)
Rey (Daisy Ridley)
Poe Damreon (Oscar Isaac
We also know the names of the two characters but not who will be playing them.
Kylo Ren (Sith character featured wielding the tr-handle lightsabre in the trailer.)
Captain Phasma (No information has been shared as to who this character is or who they will be played by)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Practical Effects
Next up is the news that one of the droids spotted in the teaser trailer has been given a name and that it is actually going to be fully practical. We now know that the droid in question will be called a “BB-8” and that unlike many of the characters from the prequels this one will be realised on screen via traditional effects.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Parody Trailers
Immediately following one successful movie trailer release you will always get a series of parody trailers from different people looking to capitalise on the success of the original trailer. We’ve looked around online and have a quick look at some of the funniest released so far.