Star Wars: The Last Jedi — New City, Characters, and Images Revealed by Vanity Fair

Yesterday we saw the four new limited-edition Vanity Fair covers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. They promised us even more images today and have delivered in a massive way! Not just the new images, though, but new character and city reveals as well.

With the new images released today, all captured by the great Annie Leibovitz, we get a closer look at the characters we already love — Luke, Rey, Leia, Kylo Ren, Poe, Finn, and more — but we also get our first look at new characters such as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, played by Laura Dern, and a shady grifter-type character called “DJ,” played by Benicio Del Toro.

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Star Wars Force Friday Returns This September; New Packaging Revealed

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GET THE FIRST DETAILS ON THE GLOBAL LAUNCH OF STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI TOYS, COLLECTIBLES, AND MORE!

Attention, Star Wars fans: It’s time to make some room on your desk, toy shelf, bookshelf, and in your closet.

Disney and Lucasfilm today 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 below.

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Star Wars and the Name Game

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“I call everyone ‘Darling’, because I can’t remember their names.”
-Zsa Zsa Gabor

What’s in a name?

They’re just a bunch of letters that form words, right? Actually, names are so incredibly powerful, that the concept of “naming” has been an integral part of every culture, religion and belief system around the world. Among everything: from objects to people…pets to phenomena, names are as influential as they are immortal.

If you’ve been a faithful reader of my blogs (and I hope you have been), you may be thinking that this subject sounds familiar to you. You’re correct: I spoke about this topic in one of my very first blog entries for Coffee With Kenobi. However, because I’m so enamored with the psyche, power, and philosophy of names in general, I wanted to revisit some new ideas and personal revelations I’ve had since the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as well as some other personal a-ha moments, as represented at various points in the Star Wars saga.

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Force and Faith: My D’Qar D’iet

Force and Faith Sabers SquareAlmost a year ago, I was at a convention and had to have my picture taken for a directory, which I resisted for 6 years.  It could be put off no longer.  A few of my buddies and I got in line and had a ton of fun trying to look professional.  A week or so later, the picture came back and I was confronted with something that I had already known: I had let myself get way too big.  Jabba big.  Pergill big.  I should be Han average, but it seemed that I had taken Malakili as my patron saint.  Something had to be done about it.

That day, I jumped off the couch and went for a walk.  I was incredibly pleased to be able to go an entire mile.  That was the first step in a long journey of trying to live a little better each day.  Over the past few months, I have been thinking of this as my D’Qar D’iet.  Clever, right?

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Enjoy These Bonus Clips from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ — on Digital HD TODAY & Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD 4/5

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is available on Digital HD today! No doubt many of you are enjoying the experience of seeing the record-smashing foray into the galaxy far, far away in the comfort of your own homes — and/or portable devices — already. Feels good, right?

To celebrate the Digital HD release, and in anticipation of the arrival of the Blu-ray combo pack and DVD on April 5, here are four bonus clips focussing on Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe), and Adam Driver (Kylo Ren).

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Book Review — ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Novelization

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This review of the novelization for Star Wars: The Force Awakens contains SPOILERS for the book and movie.

Written by Alan Dean Foster, the official novelization for Star Wars: The Force Awakens works well fleshing out certain characters, while filling in some of the blanks the audience is left with after viewing the film. Most Star Wars fans will recognize Foster as the author of the novelization for the original Star Wars (although it was initially credited to George Lucas), so this isn’t new territory for the author. It’s an appreciated ‘full circle’ moment for book lovers and fans of the saga.

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Book Review: Before The Awakening

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Note: this review contains spoilers for the book, Before The Awakening.

With a new era in Star Wars entertainment comes the inevitable new literature that help flesh out the ever-expanding array of characters in the Star Wars universe. The first of these, Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Before The Awakening is along a similar vein to the three titles released by Disney Publishing on Force Friday (Smuggler’s Run, Moving Target, & The Weapon of a Jedi); they are YA novels written at a very high level, with a lot of material in roughly 230 pages or less. Before The Awakening, written by Greg Rucka, with illustrations by Phil Noto, is a hip, interesting start to this new sojourn in The Force Awakens literature, and is well worth your time.

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Play Set for Disney Infinity 3.0 Now Available

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STAR WARS™: THE FORCE AWAKENS™ PLAY SET FOR DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 EDITION NOW AVAILABLE

Fans Can Play As the Newest Characters from the Star Wars™ Universe, Finn, Rey, Kylo Ren and Poe Dameron

GLENDALE, Calif. – (Dec. 18, 2015) – Disney Interactive and Lucasfilm today launched Star Wars:™ The Force Awakens™ Play Set, the third Star Wars™ Play Set for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, this year’s No. 1 “toys-to-life” video game. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Play Set gives fans the opportunity to play with Finn, Rey, Kylo Ren and Poe Dameron in the latest chapter of the Star Wars saga.

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Expand Your ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Experience with Disney Infinity 3.0 Power Discs!

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EXPAND YOUR STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS EXPERIENCE IN DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 EDITION WITH POWER DISCS – EXCLUSIVE!
NEW OUTFITS, VEHICLES, AND MORE ARE CALLING TO YOU. FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN LET THEM IN!

When Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters December 18, 2015, it will also come home thanks to Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition. With new toys and new in-game content, the movie comes to life on game consoles, mobile, and the Apple TV, letting you live out your own Star Wars: The Force Awakens experience. While the Finn, Rey, Poe Dameron, and Kylo Ren figures and the Play Set that will let you experience moments from the film in the signature Disney Infinity style have previously been revealed, the pack of four power discs related to the film have remained a mystery — until today.

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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS — Trailer Sneak Peek! *UPDATED* New Videos!

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The trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuts tomorrow during ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” — but here’s a sneak peek to tide you over!

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